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Biography

Dr. Andrew Burridge is a political geographer, based in the Department of Geography and Planning. He is the convenor of the interdisciplinary Refugee Studies undergraduate major offered at Macquarie University, and is co-convenor of the Cultural and Political Geography research cluster.

He is also Research Coordinator for the Cities and Settlement Initiative at the Centre for Policy Development.

Other roles:

- Departmental representative, Early Career Researcher Network, Macquarie University.
- Macquarie University representative, Geographical Society of New South Wales.
- Steering committee, Making Connections: academic mentors for students from refugee  backgrounds, Macquarie University
- Member, Academics for Refugees network.

Research interests

Andrew's work has focused primarily upon undocumented migration, the effects of border securitisation and immigration detention, as well as asylum and refugee reception and settlement. He situates his work within:
 
- Political geography and geopolitics
- Refugee studies
- Critical border studies and international boundary law
- Carceral geographies
- Legal geographies
- Mobilities
- Counter-cartographies
 

Andrew received his PhD from the University of Southern California, where he explored humanitarian-aid mapping practices in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands.

From 2013-2016, Andrew was based at the University of Exeter, where he was Lead Researcher on an ESRC-funded project concerned with asylum-seeker appeal hearings in the UK First-Tier Immigration and Asylum Tribunal.

Between 2010 and 2013, Andrew was a member of the International Boundaries Research Unit (IBRU), a consultancy that works to minimise conflict associated with international boundaries on land and at sea, based at Durham University in the UK.

Andrew also has a background in urban studies and planning (teaching and research), having received a BA(Hons) in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Melbourne, Australia (2003), and a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Global Studies from the University of Southern California (2007).

He has worked with several immigrant and refugee rights organisations including No More Deaths/No Más Muertes (U.S.); Bristol Refugee Rights and Right to Remain (UK); and the International Detention Coalition.

Teaching

As a lecturer in the Department of Geography and Planning, I currently convene and teach into various graduate and post-graduate courses at Macquarie University. In 2020 these will include:

  • Borderless Worlds (GEOP3060)
  • Sydney and the Great Australian Dream (GEOP1030)
  • Humanities and the World (ARTS1000)

I have previously convened or taught in to:

  • Sustainable Urban Regions (GEOP830)
  • Special Topic in Geography and Planning (GEOP810)
  • Research Frontiers (FOAR700)
  • Human Geography in Action (GEOP380)
  • Urban Dynamics: Population, Housing and Economy (GEOP219)
  • Urban Planet: Cities and Planning in the Anthropocene (GEOP181)
  • Geographies of Global Change (GEOP111)

Research student supervision

I am interested in supervising Master (of Research) students and PhD candidates with the following research interests:

  • Refugee and asylum studies; forced migration
  • Critical border studies
  • Carceral geographies
  • Counter cartographies
  • Humanitarianism

Education/Academic qualification

Geography, PhD, University of Southern California

20042009

Urban and Global Studies, Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California

20052007

Urban Planning and Development, Bachelor (Hons), The University of Melbourne

20002003

External positions

Research Coordinator, Centre for Policy Development

1 Feb 2018 → …

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Research Outputs 2005 2019

Asylum reporting as a site of anxiety, detention, and solidarity

Burridge, A., 2019, Open borders: in defense of free movement. Jones, R. (ed.). Athens, Georgia, USA: University of Georgia Press, p. 193-212 20 p. (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation; no. 41).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Law, presence and refugee claim determination

Gill, N., Allsopp, J., Burridge, A., Griffiths, M., Paskiewicz, N. & Rotter, R., 2019, Handbook on critical geographies of migration. Mitchell, K., Jones, R. & Fluri, J. L. (eds.). Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar Press, p. 358-371 14 p. (Research Handbooks in Geography).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

refugee
justice
Law
exclusion
asylum seeker

Seven steps to SUCCESS: enabling refugee entrepreneurs to flourish

Legrain, P. & Burridge, A., Apr 2019, Melbourne, Australia: Centre for Policy Development. 53 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access
entrepreneur
refugee
best practice
civil society
political economy

The political mobilities of reporting: tethering, slickness and asylum control

Fisher, D. X. O., Burridge, A. & Gill, N., 3 Sep 2019, In : Mobilities. 14, 5, p. 632-647 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

politics
migrant
expenditure
penalty
expenditures

Carceral circuitry: new directions in carceral geography

Gill, N., Conlon, D., Moran, D. & Burridge, A., 1 Apr 2018, In : Progress in Human Geography. 42, 2, p. 183-204 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

geography
social system
epistemology
correctional institution