Andrew Burridge (Research Coordinator)

Andrew is an urban and political geographer who has specialised in undocumented migration, and the effects of border securitisation and immigration detention, as well as asylum and refugee reception. He has a PhD from the University of Southern California, where he focused on humanitarian aid 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 that investigated how asylum seeker appeal outcomes in the UK vary across different tribunal locations. This project received strong media coverage and was a finalist in the ESRC 'Celebrating Impact' prize for outstanding impact on public policy. Between 2010 and 2013, Andrew was a member of the International Boundaries Research Unit, 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 received a BA(Hons) in Urban Planning and Development from the University of Melbourne, Australia (2003). He is co-editor of the collection Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders and Global Crisis (UGA Press, 2012).

Having lived in the U.S. and UK since 2003, including several summers spent in a tent on the Mexico-U.S. border, Andrew has recently returned to Australia. He is happiest when on a bicycle, up a mountain, or in the surf.

Loyd, J., Mitchelson, M., and Burridge, A. (eds.), 2012, Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis. University of Georgia Press, Georgia

Burridge, A., Gill, N., Kocher, A., and Martin, L. (editors), 2017, ‘Polymorphic Borders’, Territory, Politics, Governance. Vol. 5, No. 3, pp.239-251

Burridge, A., Gill, N., Kocher, A., and Martin, L., 2017, Introduction: Polymorphic borders, Territory, Politics, Governance. Vol. 5, No. 3

Burridge, A. and Gill, N., 2017, Conveyor-Belt Justice: Precarity, access to justice, and uneven geographies of legal aid in UK asylum appeals, Antipode. Vol. 49, No. 1, pp.23-42

Ø Antipode Foundation blog post:

Burridge, A., 2014, No Borders as a Critical Politics of Mobility and Migration, ACME: An international e-journal for critical geographies. Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.463-470

Burridge, A., 2010, Youth on the Line and the No Borders Movement, Children’s Geographies. Vol. 8, No. 4, pp.401-411

Burridge, A., 2009, Differential Criminalization under Operation Streamline: Challenges to Freedom of Movement and Humanitarian Aid Provision in the Mexico-U.S. Borderlands, Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees. Vol. 26, No. 2, pp.78-91

Gill, N., Conlon, D., Moran, D., and Burridge, A., 2017, Circuitry and Peno-Cartography: New Directions in Carceral Geography, Progress in Human Geography. Vol. 30, no. 5, pp.655-666

Gill, N., Burridge, A., Rotter, R., and Allsopp, J., 2017 (forthcoming), The limits of procedural discretion: Unequal treatment and vulnerability in Britain’s asylum appeals, Social and Legal Studies

Ø Available online first here:

Gill, N., Rotter, R., Burridge, A., Allsopp, J., 2016, Linguistic incomprehension in British asylum appeal hearings, Anthropology Today. Vol. 32, No. 2, pp.18-21

Gill, N., Rotter, R., Burridge, A., Griffiths, M., and Allsopp J., 2015, Inconsistency in Asylum Appeal Adjudication, Forced Migration Review. Issue 50, pp.52-54 (available here:

Loyd, J., Burridge, A., and Mitchelson, M., 2009, Thinking and (Moving) Beyond Walls and Cages: Bridging Immigrant Justice and Anti-Prison Organizing in the United States, Social Justice: a journal of crime, conflict and world order. Vol. 36, No. 2, pp.85-103

Dear, M., Burridge, A., Marolt, P., Peters, J., and Seymour, M., 2008, Critical Responses to the Los Angeles School of Urbanism, Urban Geography. Vol. 29, No. 2, pp.101-112

Loyd, J., and Burridge, A., 2007, La Gran Marcha: Immigrants’ Rights Movement in Southern California, ACME: An international e-journal for critical geographies. Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.1-35

Dear, M., and Burridge, A., 2005, Cultural Integration and Hybridization at the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands, Cahiers de Geographie du Quebec. Vol. 49, No. 138, pp.301-318