Critical Geographical Queer Semiotics


  • Martin Zebracki School of Geography, University of Leeds
  • Tommaso M. Milani University of Gothenburg and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa


Introduction to themed section.


This Themed Section assembles sexuality/queer, geographical and socio-linguistic scholarship to pursue – what we, a collaborating geographer and semiotician, frame as –  critical geographical queer semiotics. We regard this as an on-going episteme-techne research frontier at the crossroads of language-focused geographical inquiry (see, e.g., Brown, 2002; Leap and Boellstorff, 2004; Valentine et al., 2008; Browne and Nash, 2010; Murray, 2016) and the unfolding sociolinguistic subdiscipline of linguistic landscaping (see, e.g., Shohamy and Gorter, 2009; Blommaert, 2013; Stroud and Jegels, 2014; Blackwood et al., 2016). 

Author Biography

Martin Zebracki, School of Geography, University of Leeds

Dr Martin Zebracki is a cultural geographer in the Citizenship and Belonging Research Group in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds. With a human geography and art history background, he employs discursive, observational, participatory and multi-media methodologies to examine his intersecting core ethnographic interests in public art, social engagement and inclusiveness, queer citizenship and gender and sexual diversity within everyday in-vivo contexts of Western city spaces. Zebracki's recent area of concern is the emerging relevance of virtually mediated environments for multiscalar embodiment, public creative engagement and sexual identity performance.




How to Cite

Zebracki, M., & Milani, T. M. (2017). Critical Geographical Queer Semiotics. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 16(3), 427–439. Retrieved from



Themed Section - Critical Geographical Queer Semiotics (Guest Eds. M. Zebracki and T. Milani)