Dr Andrew Warren

Lecturer - School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences

Andrew Warren

Phone: +61 2 6773 2426

Email: awarren7@une.edu.au


Member of the Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG)

Member of the IAG Economic Geography study group

Member of the IAG Cultural Geography study group

Member of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Member of the AAG Economic Geography study group

Member of the AAG Cultural Geography study group

Teaching Areas

GEPL345/ 545 Regional Development: Processes and Policies 
GEPL112 Where in the World? Australia's Human Geography
GEPL111 Earth in Crisis?

Supervision Areas

Economic geography; Regional development; Labour geography and changing employment relations; Cultural and creative industries; Australian manufacturing; Cultural and political economic theory.

Research Interests

Dr Warren's research is focused on three interconnected themes: 1) regional development 2) socio-economic change, and 3) employment relations. As an economic geographer he engages with these themes by combining cultural and political economic theory with empirical research.                                                        

Some of his previous and ongoing work focuses on such topics as: the global surfboard manufacturing industry and its regional geography (a topic on which he has recently completed a book); the production, recording and commercial performance of music in rural and remote Australia; contesting the future of Australian manufacturing and industrial regions, and; the precarious work experiences for those employed on a (sub)contracted basis.



Warren A. and Gibson C. (2014) "'Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity and Cultural Heritage in Hawai'i, California and Australia'. University of Hawai'i Press: Honolulu. Available: http://www.uhawaiipress.com/p-9116-9780824839437.aspx.

Book Chapters

Warren, A. (2014) Manufacturing Stoke: Emergence, Transformation and Consolidation in the Surfboard Industry. In The Handbook of Manufacturing Industries in the World Economy, J Clark, V Vanchan and J Bryson (Eds.). Edward Elgar: Northampton

Gibson C, Carr C, Warren A. (in press) Making things: manufacturing cultures and industrial cities. In K Oakley and J O'Conner (Eds.) Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. Routledge, London

Warren A. (in press) Crafting masculinities: a cultural economy of surfboard-making. In A Gorman-Murray and P Hopkins (Eds.) Masculinities and Place. Ashgate: Farnham, Ch 21, ISBN 978-1-4724-0979-9

Warren, A. (2013) 'Pimp my ride': Mapping Vernacular Creativity in an Industrial City. In L. Andersen and M. Malone (Eds.) All Culture is Local: Good Practice in Regional Cultural mapping and Planning from Local Government. UTS E-Press: Sydney, pp. 42-47 [ISBN: 978-1-86365-433-3] Available: http://epress.lib.uts.edu.au/research/handle/10453/24007

Warren A. and Evitt R. (2012) "Indigenous hip hop: overcoming marginality, encountering constraints" in Creativity in Peripheral Places: Redefining the Creative Industries, C. Gibson (Ed). Routledge: London, pp. 142-159

Journal Articles

Warren, A. (in press) Crafting masculinities: gender, culture and emotion at work in the surfboard industry. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. Accepted 10 June 2014

Warren, A. 2014. Working culture: the agency and employment experiences of non-unionized workers in the surfboard industry. Environment and Planning A 46 doi:10.1068/a130330p

 Gibbs, L. and Warren, A. (2014) Killing Sharks: cultures and politics of encounter and the sea. Australian Geographer45(2) pp. 101-107 

Gibson, C. and Warren, A. (2014) Making Surfboards: Emergence of a Trans-Pacific Cultural Industry. The Journal of Pacific History, 49(1) pp. 1-23

Warren, A. and Gibson, C. (2013) Crafting Regional Cultural Production: emergence, crisis and consolidation in the Gold Coast surfboard industry. Australian Geographer 44(4) pp. 365-381

Warren, A. and Gibson, C. (2013) 'Making Things in a High-Dollar Australia: The Case of the surfboard Industry. Journal of Australian Political Economy 71(1) pp. 26-50. Available online: http://australianpe.wix.com/japehome#!current/c1cok

Gibson, C., Carr, C. and Warren, A. (2012) "A country that makes things?" Australian Geographer 43(2) pp. 109-113.

Gibson, C., Brennan-Horley, C., Laurenson, B., Warren, A., Riggs, N. and Gallan, B. (2012) "Cool places, creative places? Community perceptions of cultural vitality in the suburbs". International Journal of Cultural Studies 15(3) pp. 287-302.

Gibson, C., Gallan, B. and Warren, A. (2012) "Engaging creative communities beyond the arts in an Australian industrial city". Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement 5(1) pp. 1-15.

Warren, A. and Gibson, C. (2011) "Blue-collar creativity: re-framing custom car culture in the imperilled industrial city". Environment and Planning A 43(11) pp. 2705-2722.

Morgan, G. and Warren, A. (2011) "Aboriginal youth, hip hop and the politics of identification". Ethnic and Racial Studies 34(6) pp. 925-947.

Warren, A. (2011) Book Review: Notes for a Young Surfer, by Cliff Evers. Gender, Place and Culture 18(6) pp. 786-796.

Warren, A. (2010) "Indigenous hip hop: overcoming marginality, encountering constraints". Australian Geographer 41(1) pp. 141-158. (Special issue: Creativity in peripheral places: redefining the creative industries).

Gibson, C., Brennan-Horley, C. and Warren, A. (2010) "Geographic Information Technologies for cultural research: cultural mapping and the prospects of colliding epistemologies". Cultural Trends 19(4) pp. 325-348.

Warren, A. and Waitt, G. (2008) "Talking shit over a brew after a good session with your mates: Surfing, space, masculinity and ethics". Australian Geographer 39(3) pp. 353-365.

Other Publications:

Gibson, C and Warren, A. (2013) 'A city that makes things: reconstituting manufacturing'. In K Ruming, B Randolph and N Gurran (Eds.) State of Australian Cities Conference 2013: Refereed Proceedings. State of Australian Cities Research Network, Sydney. Available: http://www.soacconference.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Gibson-Economy.pdf

Warren, A. (2013) Regaining their "cool": can the big three surf brands recover? The conversation 25 September 2013. Available: http://theconversation.com/regaining-their-cool-can-the-big-three-surf-brands-recover-18406

Warren, A. and Gibson, C. (2012) "Manufacturing on the move? Beyond the high-dollar in the debate about making things in Australia – the case of the surfboard industry". Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research. Discussion Paper #2. Available: http://www.uow.edu.au/content/groups/public/@web/@sci/@eesc/documents/doc/uow123352.pdf

Warren, A. and Gibson, C. (2012) All washed up: have surf megabrands forgotten their roots? The Conversation 18 September 2012. Available: https://theconversation.edu.au/all-washed-up-have-surf-megabrands-forgotten-their-roots-9620

Gibbs, L. and Warren, A. (2012) Who's hunting who? Misguided responses to shark attacks, The Conversation 21 August 2012. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/whos-hunting-who-misguided-responses-to-shark-attacks-8867

Gibson, C. and Warren, A. (2012) Once a cultural icon, is Australia's surfboard industry destined to disappear? The Conversation 17 May 2012. Available: http://theconversation.edu.au/once-a-cultural-icon-is-australias-surfboard-industry-destined-to-disappear-7001