Andrew trained as a social anthropologist and has conducted extensive field research in highland Bolivia among an Aymara-speaking people.
He is director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Essex and a member of the University of Essex Human Rights Centre
He is leading on a new ESRC research project: Bordering on Britishness: An Oral History of Gibraltarian Identity in the 20th Century.
Andrew sits on the advisory board of First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies a collaboration between four academic presses (Arizona, North Carolina, Minnesota and Oregon) to publish exemplary new research in Indigenous Studies.
His teaching interests include Latin America, race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, indigenous peoples and anthropology.