Scott Watson, University of Victoria

Political science Professor Victoria, British Columbia sdwatson@uvic.ca Office: (250) 472-4715

Bio/Research

Scott Watson received his BA (History) and MA (Political Science) from the University of Waterloo, and his PhD from the University of British Columbia (2006). He joined the University of Victoria as in 2006. He is an Associate Professor.

His research interests have centered on the constr...


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Bio/Research

Scott Watson received his BA (History) and MA (Political Science) from the University of Waterloo, and his PhD from the University of British Columbia (2006). He joined the University of Victoria as in 2006. He is an Associate Professor.

His research interests have centered on the construction of security threats and conditions of ‘national’ insecurity, particularly in the realm of migration; as well as the role various actors play in these processes.

He recently published his first monograph The Securitisation of Humanitarian Migration (Routledge, 2009)

His current research interests include re-conceptualizing human security as a process of securitisation; mapping the relationship of the mass media to the construction of insecurity; and exploring how private insecurity corporations support and subvert statist discourses of danger in the realm of migration and contagious disease.

He is also faculty advisor for the WUSC UVic local committee.

Scott Watson teaches courses on international relations, security studies, nationalism and ethnic conflict and ethics in world politics.


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