Ruben Andersson

Ruben Andersson is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Department of International Development, University of Oxford. His research has focused on migration, borders and security, with specific reference to the Sahel and southern Europe. He is the author of Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe (2014, University of California Press), winner of the 2015 BBC Thinking Allowed Ethnography Award, as well as numerous articles and reports on migration, security and borders. His most recent book No Go World: How Fear is Redrawing our Maps and Infecting our Politics (2019, University of California Press) offers a comparative perspective on securitisation and the ‘mapping of danger’ in international crisis interventions, building on his fieldwork in Mali. 

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