About Us

The Australian Critical Border Studies Network brings together critical scholars working on border related questions in different disciplines. We seek to provide an intellectual and inspiring space to share and develop new ideas for critical border research.  

We welcome any ideas to expand the network.


Dr. Ari Jerrems is an early career academic whose research crosses International Relations and Political Geography. His work focuses on questions of security and political subjectivity related to migration, urbanization and particularly urban borders. His work on borders appeared in Millennium:Journal of International Studies, Citizenship Studies and Global Society.

Dr. Umut Ozguc is a Lecturer in international relations at Deakin University. Her work primarily focuses on border politics, settler colonialism, border walls, carceral spaces, posthumanism and critical IR theory. Her work on borders appeared in Security Dialogue, International Political Sociology, and the Disorder of Things.

Dr. Andrew Burridge is a political geographer, based in the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. Andrew’s work has focused primarily upon undocumented migration, the effects of border securitisation and immigration detention, as well as the legal geographies of asylum appeals and refugee reception and settlement. He has worked in North America, the UK and EU, and Australia, and is co-editor of Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders and Global Crisis (UGA Press, 2012).

Dr Kaya Barry is a cultural geographer and creative researcher, at Aalborg University, Denmark, and Griffith University, Australia. Kaya’s research investigates the intersection of mobilities, migration, tourism, creativity, and material practices. Recent publications include: Weather: Spaces, Mobilities and Affects (co-edited with T. Edensor & M. Borovnik, Routledge 2021).

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