Brandy Cochrane

Lecturer and researcher in Criminology, Victoria University
Border Criminologies

Other affiliations

Border Crossing Observatory Monash University


Dr Brandy Cochrane is a lecturer and researcher in Criminology at Victoria University and a researcher for the Forcibly Displaced Person’s Network, the first Australian registered LGBTIQ+ refugee-led organisation. Brandy’s first research stream focuses on the consequences of border securitisation/crimmigration on marginalised people, including the LGBTIQA+ population and mothers. Their second stream focuses on gender/sexuality’s intersections with violent extremism. Research and teaching interests include gender, migration, borders, security, methods, violent extremism, critical and queer studies. Brandy received a PhD from Monash University in 2017 and an MS from Portland State University in 2012.