Dr. Alexander McClelland: Stigma, Criminalization and Rights

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May 15 2020 35 mins   1

Dr. Alexander McClelland is a sociolegal researcher and Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Ottawa in the Department of Criminology. He is currently examining issues of confidentiality for research with criminalized people. His work focuses on the intersections of life, law and disease, where he has developed a range of collaborative and interdisciplinary writing, academic, activist, and artistic projects to address issues of criminalization, sexual autonomy, surveillance, drug liberation, and the construction of knowledge on HIV.

On this episode Alex discusses the harms and injustice of criminalizing people living with HIV, stigma as everyday violence, and the need for expanding our imagination for responding to complex social problems working with communities.

Learn more about Dr. McClelland's work here.

Also find out more about Dr. McClelland's work on Policing the Pandemic.

Episode hosted by Dr. Carmen Logie. Original music and podcast produced by Cozmic Cat. Supported by funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovationand Canada Research Chairs program.