Dr Andrew Burridge
Associate Research Fellow


Andrew is an Associate Research Fellow at the College of Life & Environmental Sciences, working with Dr. Nick Gill on a project investigating the causes of disparities in asylum appeal success rates in the UK. He completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Southern California in 2009, and holds a BA(Hons) in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Melbourne, Australia (2004). In 2010 Andrew relocated to Durham University in the UK and was a Research Associate at the International Boundaries Research Unit in the Department of Geography until 2013.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Political Geography
  • Geopolitics
  • Legal Geography
  • Immigration, asylum and refugee studies
  • Critical border studies
  • International border management and conflict resolution
  • Undocumented and autonomous migration
  • Detention and incarceration
  • Humanitarianism and human rights discourses
  • Geographies of justice, social movements and resistance
  • Securitisation and risk
  • Urban geography and critical urbanism; urban planning and development


BA (Hons) Urban Planning and Development, University of Melbourne (2004);
DPhil Geography, University of Southern California (2009);
Graduate Certificate in Urban and Global Studies, School of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California (2009)

Contact details

Tel+44 (0) 1392 5892
AddressAmory Building
University of Exeter
Rennes Drive

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