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Dr. Andrew Burridge is a political geographer, based in the Discipline of Geography and Planning, in the School of Social Sciences. He is the current Masters of Research (MRes) Director.
Andrew is co-founder of the Political Geography Study Group within the Institute of Australian Geographers, and an editorial board member of the Australian Geographer journal. He is also co-founder of the Australian Critical Border Studies Network. Andrew has been a Councillor of the Geographical Society of NSW since 2019.
Andrew received his PhD from the University of Southern California, where he explored humanitarian-aid counter-mapping practices in the Mexico-U.S. borderlands.
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.
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.
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.
He was formerly Research Coordinator for the Cities and Settlement Initiative at the Centre for Policy Development.
As a lecturer in the Discipline of Geography and Planning, I currently convene and teach into various graduate and post-graduate courses at Macquarie University. In 2022 I was a receipient of an Indigenous Learning and Teaching Grant, that supports the embedding of Indigenous knowledge and perspectives within curriculum.
Current teaching (2023)
- Master of Research: Geography and Planning (GEOP8990)
- Healthy Places: Planning for Diversity, Equity and Wellbeing (GEOP8020)
- Sydney and the Great Australian Dream (GEOP1030)
- Thinking Space (GEOP3090)
Previously convened or taught
- Borderless Worlds (GEOP3060)
- Introduction to Human Geography (GEOP1010)
- Sustainable Urban Regions (GEOP830/8080)
- 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)
- Humanities and the World (ARTS 1000)
Andrew has previously taught at the University of Southern California (US), Durham University and University of Exeter (UK), and University of Melbourne (Australia).
Research student supervision
I am interested in supervising Master (of Research) students and PhD candidates, particularly with the following research interests:
- Refugee and asylum studies; forced migration
- Critical border studies
- Carceral geographies
- Counter cartographies
- Evelyn Hendieh (MRes): Enabling food production to achieve food security through urban planning frameworks
- Alinta Pilkington (MRes):
- Aireen Grace Andal (PhD):
- Milena Bojovic (PhD):
I regularly discuss my research in the media, including on ABC Radio, and in the Guardian, and the Conversation.
I have published public reports with organisations including the Centre for Policy Development (Australia), the Public Law Project (UK), and Right to Remain (UK).
Geography, PhD, University of Southern California
2004 → 2009
Award Date: 16 Dec 2009
Urban and Global Studies, Graduate Certificate, University of Southern California
2005 → 2007
Award Date: 1 Aug 2007
Urban Planning and Development, Bachelor (Hons), The University of Melbourne
2000 → 2003
Award Date: 1 Dec 2003
Research Coordinator, Centre for Policy Development
1 Feb 2018 → 31 Dec 2019
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Benson, P., Barnes, S., Blythe, J., Burridge, A., Chang, M., Chappell, P., Chik, A., Chu, H. E., Djonov, E., Evans, T., Falloon, G., Forrest, J., Garde, U., Gorfinkel, L., Guo, S., Hanley, J., Keith, S., Kruger, J., Kim, J., Li, P., Moloney, R., Murray, J., Ollerhead, S., Orlando, M., Parr, N., Roger, P., Xu Rattanasone, N., Svetanant, C. & Yates, L.
1/07/19 → 30/06/22
Jerrems, A., Barry, K., Burridge, A. & Ozguc, U., 12 Apr 2023, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 27 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Perkowski, N., Stierl, M. & Burridge, A., 12 Apr 2023, Soziopolis: Gesellschaft beobachten 9 p. Translated title of the contribution: Crisis narratives in European migration policy
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Ozguc, U. & Burridge, A., 2023, In: Geopolitics. 28, 2, p. 471-489 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
The evolution of EUropean border governance through crisis: Frontex and the interplay of protracted and acute crisis narrativesPerkowski, N., Stierl, M. & Burridge, A., Feb 2023, In: Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. 41, 1, p. 110-129 20 p.
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