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 research and publications to date have focused on sexuality, gender, and space; the geographies of whiteness in contemporary South Africa; and on the intersection between migration, transnationalism, and identity. My current work looks at geographies of sexuality, race, and social reproduction, focusing on queer urban caring practices 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.