Nicholas Andrews is a Graduate Fellow at NAADSN and a PhD student in the department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. His research focuses on the intersection of climate change, migration, and international law, with special attention given to how this impacts Island territories. Prior to starting his PhD, Nicholas graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE), and earned a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Windsor. The focus of Nicholas’ dissertation was on the impact that the United Nations’ definition of refugee had on the capacity of environmental refugees to receive international aid, and used Kiribati, Seychelles, and Tuvalu as case studies.
Currently, Nicholas is working at the University of Victoria as a research assistant for Dr. Will Greaves. Alongside Dr. Greaves and Joe Crowther, he is writing a book chapter titled “(De)securitization, Climate Change, and Independence: Colonial Experiences and Contemporary Politics in Kalaallit Nunaat and Inuit Nunangat” for an upcoming book focused on Greenland and Arctic security.