Dr. Andrew Burridge is a political geographer, based in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. He is the convenor of the interdisciplinary Refugee Studies undergraduate major and Research Coordinator for the Cities and Settlement Initiative at the Centre for Policy Development.
Andrew received his PhD from the University of Southern California in 2009, where he explored humanitarian-aid counter-mapping practices in the Mexico-US 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 is co-editor of Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders and Global Crises (UGA Press, 2012), and 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.