Mr Alexis Bedolla Velazquez

Mr Alexis Bedolla Velazquez

Mr Alexis Bedolla Velazquez
Assistant Teacher

11 Priory Road, Clifton, Bristol
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School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies

Personal profile

I am Sociology PhD candidate at the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, supervised by Prof Thomas Osborne and Dr John Downer. I am a fully funded student from the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT)


My doctoral research seeks to investigate the relationship between the securitization of infectious diseases in the U.S. and the development of surveillance technologies that harness big data to predict and quickly respond to outbreaks. My focus is in the connections between the American national security doctrine and the development of electronic surveillance technologies for global public health. I am especially interested in the origins of the ‘global health security’ framework and its linkage to the creation of sophisticated disease surveillance systems. 

I mainly work with an interdisciplinary approach which binds Sociology (History of the present, STS, SCOT) and IR (Security studies and Securitization theory).

I am a member of the Global Insecurities Centre here at SPAIS.


For Teaching Block 2 2017, I teach two seminar groups of SOCI10006 Key Social Thinkers. 

Fields of interest

Global public health, American foreign policy, social theory, surveillance studies

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