Alexander McClelland is a writer and researcher who is currently working on a doctorate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies on Society and Culture, Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Viviane Namaste, Dr. Martin French and Dr. Amy Swiffen. His work focuses on the intersections of life, law and disease and encompasses a number of sociological subsets, including critical criminology, surveillance studies, and the social organization of knowledge. He has developed collaborative and interdisciplinary writing, academic, artistic and curatorial projects to address issues of criminalization, sexual autonomy, surveillance, drug liberation, and the construction of knowledge on AIDS.

His doctoral work is examining the lives of people who have been criminally charged and/or prosecuted in relation to not disclosing their HIV-positive status to sex partners in Canada. His work has been supported through a range of awards, including the Concordia Public Scholars program, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) doctoral HIV/AIDS Community-Based Research Award, and the Institute for Anarchist Studies Grant for Radical Writers. Alexander is a current steering committee member of AIDS ACTION NOW! and the Canadian Coalition to Reform HIV Criminalization.

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