Social and Cultural Geography, Sexuality and Space, Migration, Japan, South Africa


I am a broadly-trained human geographer primarily interested in social and cultural geography, particularly questions around the ways that different kinds of bodies move through, experience, and perform space. I received a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University, an MA in Geography from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D in Geography (2011) from the University of Leeds in the UK. My doctoral research and subsequent publications focused on the geographies of whiteness in contemporary South Africa, in particular on the intersection between migration, transnationalism, and identity. My current work looks at performances and representations of queer urbanism in Japan and the United States, focusing on the spaces, practices, and infrastructures of social reproduction and queer urban caring-giving and -taking  from the home to the neighborhood to the counter-public sphere.

Selected Publications

Special Issues

Completed Articles

  • Andrucki, M.J. (2023) Ceramics, Sex, and Infrastructure: A Queer Erotics of Urbanism, in "Care", gta papers 7 (Spring 2023): 69–82 
  • Andrucki, M.J. (2021) Queering social reproduction: sex, labor, and care in San Francisco, Urban Studies 58(7): 1364-1379.
  • R. Burns and M.J. Andrucki, (2021) Smart cities: who cares?, Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space 53(1): 12-30. 
  • Andrucki, M.J., Andrucki, M.J., (2019) Some Small Fever: Picturing the queer domestic uncanny, a conversation with Bryson Rand, GeoHumanities 5(1), 267-277
  • Andrucki, M.J., and Dana Kaplan, (2018) Trans objects: materializing queer time in transmasculine homes, Gender, Place & Culture 
  • Andrucki, M.J., W. McKeithen, S. Stinard-Kiel & C. Henry (eds) (2017) Intro–Beyond Binaries and Boundaries in ‘Social Reproduction,’
  • Andrucki, M.J., (2017) Queering social reproduction: how gay men save the
  • Andrucki, M.J. (2017) Wish you were here: bodies, diaspora strategy and the politics of propinquity in post-apartheid South Africa, The Geographical Journal 183(1): 47-57.
  • Khazanei,N and M. Andrucki (2017) First Amendment homesickness, Second Amendment homecoming: Hannah Arendt and 501(c)Militias, Unbound! Harvard Journal of the Legal Left 11(1): 54-90.
  • Andrucki, M.J. and J. Dickinson (2015). Rethinking centers and margins in geography: bodies, life course and the performance of transnational space, Annals of the Association of American Geographers 105(1): 203-218.
  • Andrucki, M.J. (2013) “There’s a drumbeat in Africa”: embodying imaginary geographies of transnational whiteness in contemporary South Africa, Geoforum 49: 1-9.
  • Andrucki, M.J. (2012) The visa whiteness machine: transnational motility in post-apartheid South Africa, reprinted in B. Gardener & F.W. Twine, eds, Geographies of Privilege, Routledge, 121-134.
  • Andrucki, M.J. (2010) The visa whiteness machine: transnational motility in post-apartheid South Africa. Ethnicities 10(3): 358-370.
  • Dickinson, J., M. Andrucki, E. Rawlins, D. Hale, and V. Cook (2008) Introduction: geographies of everyday citizenshipACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies 7(2): 100-112.
  • Andrucki, M.J. and G.S. Elder (2007) Locating the state in queer space: GLBT non-profit organizations in Vermont, USA, Social & Cultural Geography 8 (1): 89-104.

Courses Taught

  • 0821: Digital Mapping
  • 0831: Global Cities
  • 0862: Development and Globalization
  • 1174: Urban Affairs–Gender and Sexuality in the City
  • 2001: Cities
  • 2014: Urban Geography
  • 2032: Urban Systems in a Global Economy
  • 2073: African Development
  • 2097: Research Methods in GUS
  • 3085: Internship in GUS/ENST