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Associate Professor in Tourism Management and Marketing, University of Nottingham

My research sits, most broadly, in the areas of geohumanities and mobilities, with more specific interests that weave together environmental perceptions; authenticity and alienation in travel motivation and experience; identity and bio-politics; and performance theories.

My research interests include: The relationship of touristic motivation to tourism experiences; Authenticity and alienation in tourism motivation and experience; Environmental perceptions, ethics, and uses of sustainability rhetoric; Lifestyle mobilities, lifestyle travel, and hypermobile lifestyle pursuits; Tourism marketing, geographic imaginaries, and identity politics of place branding; Critical heritage studies and museum studies


  • 2017–present
    Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
  • 2014–2017
    Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham


  • 2012 
    Indiana University, PhD