Social and Cultural Geography, Sexuality and Space, Geographies of the Body, Migration, Whiteness, 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, 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.
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.