Dr Laurence Brown

BA (Hons 1st class, Sydney), D.Phil (York)
Director, Australian National Internship Program (ANIP)
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
T: + 61 2 6125 8540

Areas of expertise

  • Migration 160303
  • Historical Studies 2103

Research interests

  • the spatial analysis of migrant mobility
  • the social and economic dynamics of ethnic inequalities
  • the impact of big data on policy-making
  • the intellectual history of migration studies



Laurence has taught migration history at the University of the West Indies, the American University of Paris and the University of Manchester. He has held research fellowships at ANU’s Centre for European Studies and the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research, and in the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity at the University of Manchester. In Manchester, he was previously co-Director of the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), and of the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre.

In 2013-14, he was editor of the JRF / CoDE Dynamics of Diversity policy briefing series on the UK's changing ethnic demography published at http://www.ethnicity.ac.uk/

He has organized workshops on migration and social inequalities in Australia and the UK that brought together policy-makers, researchers and community groups. He has been interviewed on migration issues by the ABC, BBC and SkyNews and is highly active in school engagement programmes.


Researcher's projects

  • co-investigator, "Understanding the dynamics of ethnic identity and inequality in the UK", ESRC Research Centre, £2,160,000 (2013-2017)


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