Mess Hall Thursday Oct. 29: Brendan McQuade

U.S. domestic intelligence post-911 has been consolidated into a network of state and local “fusion centers” across the country, clearinghouses designated to receive, gather, analyze, and share information about potential security threats. Brendan McQuade, a visiting assistant professor in the Dept. of International Studies, has spent a year interviewing scores of intelligence employees and attending intelligence-sharing meetings in New York and New Jersey. Situating his own information-gathering within a sociological approach to expertise, the state, and social control, he concludes that intelligence fusion spells mission failure. Join Brendan for a presentation and discussion about his observations in the Social Science Research Center’s Mess Hall series.

messhallThursday, October 29
1:00 pm
Dietzgen Building, Suite 3100
990 W. Fullerton Ave.

Mess Hall is a series of short, informal presentations in which DePaul scholars (faculty, staff, students) share their work—mess and all—with an audience, acknowledging the messiness inherent in developing scholarship. Contact the SSRC at or 773 325-2164 to schedule a presentation or to learn more.


Author: Jessica Bishop-Royse

Jessica Bishop-Royse is the SSRC’s Senior Research Methodologist. Her areas of interest include: health disparities, demography, crime, methods, and statistics. She often finds herself navigating the fields of sociology, demography, epidemiology, medicine, public health, and policy. She was broadly trained in data collection, Stata, quantitative research methodology, as well as statistics. She has experience with multi-level analyses, survival analyses, and multivariate regression. Outside of the work context, Jessi is interested in writing, reading, travel, photography, and sport.

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