Doctor Andrew Gorman-Murray

Dr Andrew Gorman-Murray

Dr Andrew Gorman-Murray, Lecturer, Geography and Urban Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Western Sydney

Lecturer, Geography and Urban Studies

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Biography

Andrew Gorman-Murray is a Lecturer in Social Sciences, and part of the Geography and Urban Studies Teaching and Research Group. He joined UWS in July 2011, and was previously a Research Fellow in Human Geography at the University of Wollongong (2006-2011). His PhD (Macquarie University, 2006) examined critical geographies of sexuality and home.

Andrew is a social, cultural and political geographer whose research has focused on geographies of gender and sexuality and the politics of belonging. His specific interests include: sexualities; masculinities; home, housing and belonging; same-sex families; non-traditional households; lesbian and gay identity politics; sexuality and planning; neighbourhoods and place-making; material culture studies; emotional geographies; migration; festivals and tourism; rural cultural studies; social and cultural dimensions of climate change and sustainable living. He is interested in both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

He has published an edited collection with Dr Ruth Lane (RMIT University) on Material Geographies of Household Sustainability (Ashgate, 2011). He is currently completing an edited collection with Professor Barbara Pini (Curtin University) and Dr Lia Bryant (University of South Australia) on Sexuality, Rurality, and Geography (Lexington, 2012), and writing a book on Geographies of Sexualities Down Under: Lesbian and Gay Spatialities in Australia (Ashgate, 2012).

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Areas of Research / Teaching Expertise

Social and Cultural Geography

Gender, Sexuality and Space

Urban Studies

Rural Studies

Geographies of Home

Current Projects

Title:

Queering disasters in the Antipodes: investigating the experiences of LGBTI people in natural disasters

Years:

2013-05-30 - 2016-05-29

UWS Researchers:

Andrew Gorman-Murray

Funding:

  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)

Title:

LGBT neighbourhoods in transition: urban and political change in Sydney and Toronto

Years:

2012-11-13 - 2013-11-12

UWS Researchers:

Andrew Gorman-Murray

Funding:

  • University of Western Sydney

Title:

Queering disasters in the Antipodes: LGBTI experiences of vulnerability and resilience in natural disasters contexts in Australia and New Zealand , 2011

Years:

2012-03-02 - 2013-09-30

UWS Researchers:

Andrew Gorman-Murray

Funding:

  • University of Western Sydney

Previous Projects

Title:

Men on the home front: spatialities of domesticity and masculinity

Years:

2011-07-18 - 2012-09-05

UWS Researchers:

Andrew Gorman-Murray

Funding:

  • Australian Research Council (ACRG

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Books

Lane, R. and Gorman-Murray, A. (eds.) (2011) Material Geographies of Household Sustainability, Ashgate, Farnham.

Chapters in Books

  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2013), 'Introduction : geographies of ruralities and sexualities', Sexuality, Rurality and Geography, Lexington Books 9780739169360.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2013), 'Documenting lesbian and gay lives in rural Australia', Sexuality, Rurality and Geography, Lexington Books 9780739169360.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2013), 'Conclusion : sexuality, rurality, and geography', Sexuality, Rurality and Geography, Lexington Books 9780739169360.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2012), 'Meanings of home : gender dimensions', International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier 9780080471631.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2012), 'Experiencing home : sexuality', International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home, Elsevier 9780080471631.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. and Brennan-Horley, C. (2011), 'The Geography of Same-Sex Families in Australia: Implications for Regulatory Regimes', Current Trends in the Regulation of Same-Sex Relationships, Federation Press 9781862878334.
  • Lane, R. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), 'Introduction: material geographies of household sustainability', Material Geographies of Household Sustainability, Ashgate 9781409408154.
  • Lane, R. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), 'Conclusion: tackling the 'missing scale' in environmental policy', Material Geographies of Household Sustainability, Ashgate .
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), 'ChillOut: a festival 'out' in the country', Festival Places: Revitalising Rural Australia, Channel View Publications Ltd 9781845411664.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), 'Queerying Planning in Australia: The Problems and Possibilities of Multiscalar Governance for LGBT Sexual Minorities', Queerying Planning Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions and Reframing Planning Practice, Ashgate 9781409428152.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Johnston, L. and Waitt, G. (2010), 'Queer(ing) communication in research relationships: a conversation about subjectivities, methodologies and ethics', Queering Methods and Methodologies: Intersecting Queer Theory and Social Science Research, Ashgate 9780754678434.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Queering home, domesticating deviance', Home, Routledge .

Journal Articles

  • Gorman-Murray, A., Waitt, G. and Gibson, C. (2012), 'Chilling out in 'cosmopolitan country': Urban/ rural hybridity and the construction of Daylesford as a 'lesbian and gay rural idyll'', Journal of Rural Studies, 11.
  • Dowling, R., Gorman-Murray, A. and Luzia, K. (2012), 'Critical Reflections on Doctoral Research and Supervision in Human Geography: The PhD by Publication', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 13.
  • Dowling, R., Gorman-Murray, A., Power, E. and Luzia, K. (2012), 'Critical reflections on doctoral research and supervision in human geography : the 'PhD by publication'', Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 13.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Waitt, G. and Gibson, C. (2012), 'Chilling out in 'cosmopolitan country' : urban/rural hybridity and the construction of Daylesford as a 'lesbian and gay rural idyll'', Journal of Rural Studies, 11.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2012), 'Queer politics at home : gay men's management of the public/private boundary', New Zealand Geographer, 10.
  • de Vet, E., Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2012), ''How dare you say that about my friend' : negotiating disability and identity within Australian high schools', Australian Geographer, 15.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2012), 'Revisiting geographies of sexuality and gender Down Under', New Zealand Geographer, 4.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), ''This is disco-wonderland!' Gender, sexuality and the limits of gay domesticity on The Block', Social and Cultural Geography, 19.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), 'Journeys and Returns: Home, Life Narratives and Remapping Sexuality in a Regional City', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 17.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), ''It's About Time You Came Out': Sexualities, Mobility and Home', Antipode, 24.
  • Waitt, G., Loretta, J. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), ''The guys in there just expect to be laid': embodied and gendered socio-spatial practices of a night-out in Australia', Gender, Place and Culture, 21.
  • Duffy, M., Waitt, G., Gorman-Murray, A. and Gibson, C. (2011), 'Bodily rhythms: corporeal capacities to engage with festival spaces', Emotion, Space and Society, 8.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), 'Economic crises and emotional fallout: Work, home and men's senses of belonging in post-GFC Sydney', Emotion, Space and Society, 10.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), '"Its about time you came out": Sexualities, Mobility and Home', Antipode, 24.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2011), 'Journeys and Returns: Home, Life Narratives and Remapping Sexuality in a Regional City', International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 17.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2010), 'An Australian feeling for snow: towards understanding cultural and emotional dimensions of climate change', Cultural Studies Review, 22.
  • Evers, C., Gorman-Murray, A. and Potter, E. (2010), 'Rural cultural studies: research, practice, ethics', Cultural Studies Review, 7.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Brennan-Horley, C., McLean, K., Waitt, G. and Gibson, C. (2010), 'Mapping same-sex couple family households in Australia', Journal of Maps, 11.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2009), 'Intimate mobilities: emotional embodiment and queer migration', Social and Cultural Geography, 20.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2009), 'What's the meaning of ChillOut? Rural/urban difference and the cultural significance of Australia's largest rural GLBTQ festival', Rural Society, 16.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. and Waitt, G. (2009), 'Queer-friendly neighbourhoods: interrogating social cohesion across sexual difference in two Australian neighbourhoods', Environment and Planning A, 19.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. and Waitt, G. (2009), 'Climate and culture', M/C Journal, .
  • Brickell, C., Seymor, M., Callister, S., Gorman-Murray, A. and Aldrich, R. (2009), 'Review symposium: Chris Brickell's Mates and Lovers', New Zealand Sociology, 14.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Queering the family home: narratives from gay, lesbian and bisexual youth coming out in supportive family homes in Australia', Gender, Place and Culture, 14.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Reconciling self: gay men and lesbians using domestic materiality for identity management', Social and Cultural Geography, 19.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'So, where is queer? A critical geography of queer exhibitions in Australia', Museums and Social Issues, 14.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Waitt, G. and Gibson, C. (2008), 'A queer country? A case study of the politics of gay/lesbian belonging in an Australian country town', Australian Geographer, 21.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Masculinity and the home: a critical review and conceptual framework', Australian Geographer, 13.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Waitt, G. and Johnston, L. (2008), 'Geographies of sexuality and gender 'down under'', Australian Geographer, 12.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Darian-Smith, K. and Gibson, C. (2008), 'Scaling the rural: reflections on rural cultural studies', Australian Humanities Review, 16.
  • Carter, D., Darian-Smith, K. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Rural cultural studies: introduction', Australian Humanities Review, 10.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Country', M/C Journal, .
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Before and after climate change: the snow country in Australian imaginaries', M/C Journal, .
  • Waitt, G., Markwell, K. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Challenging heteronormativity in tourism studies - locating progress', Progress in Human Geography, 20.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2008), 'Camp in the country: renegotiating sexuality and gender through a rural lesbian and gay festival', Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 23.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'Rethinking queer migration through the body', Social and Cultural Geography, 17.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'Reconfiguring domestic values: meanings of home for gay men and lesbians', Housing, Theory and Society, 18.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'New perspectives on the public power and political significance of home', Australian Geographer, 11.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'Contesting domestic ideals: queering the Australian home', Australian Geographer, 19.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'Sexy stories: using autobiography in geographies of sexuality', Qualitative Research Journal, 23.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'Homemaking and mature-age gay men 'down under': paradox, intimacy, subjectivities, spatialities, and scale', Gender, Place and Culture, 16.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. and Dowling, R. (2007), 'Home', M/C Journal, .
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Waitt, G. and Gibson, C. (2007), 'Interrogating the politics of gay/lesbian belonging in an Australian country town: a case study of Daylesford, Victoria, and local responses to the ChillOut Festival', Papers and Proceedings of Applied Geography Conferences, 11.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Homeboys: uses of home by gay Australian men', Social and Cultural Geography, 17.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Queering home or domesticating deviance? Interrogating gay domesticity through lifestyle television', International Journal of Cultural Studies, 21.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Gay and lesbian couples at home: identity work in domestic space', Home Cultures, 24.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Imagining King Street in the gay/lesbian media', M/C Journal, .
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2004), 'Gay and lesbian public history in Australia', Public History Review, 31.

Conference Papers

  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2010), 'Materialising masculinity: men and interior design', Interior Spaces in Other Places: IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association) Symposium, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'Reconciling self: gay men and lesbians using domestic materiality for identity management', Queer Spaces: Centres and Peripheries, UTS.
  • Gorman-Murray, A., Waitt, G. and Gibson, C. (2007), 'Chilling out in the country? Interrogating Daylesford as a 'gay/lesbian rural idyll'', Queer Spaces: Centres and Peripheries - Conference Proceedings, UTS.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2007), 'Provincial paradoxes: 'at home' with older gay men in a provincial town of the Antipodes', Queer Spaces: Centres and Peripheries - Conference Proceedings, UTS.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Domestic space as contested terrain: queering the Australian home', Contested Terrains: Proceedings of the XXIII Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, SAHANZ 2006, Fremantle.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Gay/lesbian identity work at home', TASA 2006 Conference Proceedings: Sociology for a Mobile World, St. Lucia.
  • Waitt, G. and Gorman-Murray, A. (2006), 'Places of reconciliation: gay, lesbian and transgender place-based belongings in a regional Australian centre', TASA 2006 Conference Proceedings: Sociology for a Mobile World, St. Lucia.
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2005), ''Im lucky to have parents like mine': gay, lesbian and bisexual youth coming out in supportive family homes', TASA 2005 Conference Proceedings: Community, Place and Change, St. Lucia..
  • Gorman-Murray, A. (2005), ''The boys' on The Block: gay domesticity versus the family home on lifestyle television', TASA 2005 Conference Proceedings: Community, Place and Change, St. Lucia.

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Memberships and Engagement

National Editor, GEOview: Online Undergraduate Review of Geography and Environmental Studies (2010-)

Editorial board member, Revista Latinoamericana de Geografia e Genero (Latin American Journal of Geography and Gender) (2009-)

Co-Convenor, Institute of Australian Geographers' Cultural Geography Study Group (2009-)

Secretary, Institute of Australian Geographers' Legal Geography Study Group (2009-)

Fellow of the Institute of British Geographers

Memberships and affiliations

  • Institute of Australian Geographers
  • New South Wales Geographical Society
  • Association of American Geographers
  • Institute of British Geographers
  • ARC Cultural Research Network
  • Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities, University of Wollongong
  • Making Home Network, Birkbeck College, University of London
  • Regional Food Research Network Australasia
  • The Australian Sociological Association Cultural Sociology Thematic Group
  • Social Science History Association
  • Association for Qualitative Research

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