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Dr Jillian Rickly

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BA (Indiana University), BA (Indiana University), MA (Indiana University), PhD (Indiana University)
Associate Professor in Tourism Management and Marketing

Division: Marketing
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466493
Location: B34a (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

Jillian Rickly is an Associate Professor of Tourism Management and Marketing. She joined the Nottingham University Business School in 2014.

She is a tourism geographer with interests in authenticity/alienation in tourism motivation and experience, the ethics of sustainability, and mobilities and wellbeing.

She is Series Editor for De Gruyter Studies in Tourism and an Associate Editor for the Annals of Tourism Research.

She is also a co-author of Tourism, Performance, and Place: A Geographic Perspective (2014, Ashgate) and co-editor of Tourism and Leisure Mobilities: Politics, Work, and Play (2017, Routledge), Event Mobilities: Politics, Place and Performance (2017, Routledge), and Authenticity & Tourism: Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences (2018, Emerald).

Research Interests
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.

I am module convenor of the following modules:


Tourism futures: the challenge of sustainability (N12109)


Applied Marketing Project (N14B64)
Marketing Dissertation (N14B63)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

Current Research Activities
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
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Abbie-Gayle Johnson
Heppy Millanyani
Tahira Kosar
Wijethunga Mudiyanselage Heshani Wijethunga

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Vidon, E.S.; Rickly, J.R.; Knudsen, D.C. (2018), "Wilderness state of mind: Expanding authenticity", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.73, 62-70.

Vidon, E; Rickly, J. (2018), "Alienation and anxiety in tourism motivation", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.69, pp. 65-75.

Braim, K.; McCabe, S., Rickly, J.M, Gadi, M, (2017), "Managing cultural tourism in post-conflict areas: Kurdistan Federal Region, Iraq", Tourism Today, Vol.16, pp. 111-130.

Rickly, J. (2017), "\"I'm a Red River local\": Lifestyle mobilities, rock climbing, and community hospitalities", Tourist Studies, Vol.17(1), 54-74.

Rickly, J. (2017), "\"They all have a different vibe\": A rhythmanalysis of the Red River Gorge as climbing place", Tourist Studies, Vol.17(3), 223-244.

Rickly, J.; Vidon, E. (2017), "Contesting authentic practice and ethical authority in adventure tourism", Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol.25(10), 1418-1433.

Sharma, N.; Rickly, J.M. (2017), "Self-care for the researcher: Dark tourism in Varanasi, India", Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, Vol.18 (1), pp. 41-57.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly, J.; Vidon, E. (2016), "The fantasy of authenticity: Touring with Lacan", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.58, pp. 33-45.

Rickly, J. (2016), "Lifestyles mobilities:a politics of lifestyle rock climbing", Mobilities, Vol.11 (2), pp. 243-263.

Rickly, J. (2016), "The (re)production of climbing space: bodies, gestures, texts", Cultural Geographies, Vol.24(1), 69-88.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly, J.; Metro-Roland, M. (2015), "Tourism, aesthetics, and touristic judgment", Tourism Review International, Vol.19 (4), pp. 179-192, Special Issue.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2015), "It's supposed to be 1863 but it's really not: inside the representation and communication of history at a pioneer heritage site", International Journal of Heritage Studies, Vol.21(9), 889-904.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly-Boyd, J; Greer, C. (2014), "Tourism sites and the projection of power: the case of Frederiksstaden in Copenhagen, Denmark", National Identities, Vol.16 (1), pp. 53-70.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2012), "Lifestyle climbing: towards existential authenticity", Journal of Sport and Tourism, Vol.17 (2), pp. 85-104.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2012), "Authenticity and Aura: A Benjaminian Approach", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.39 (1), pp. 269-289.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2012), "Through the magic of authentic reproduction: Tourist ' perceptions of authenticity in a pioneer village", Journal of Heritage Tourism, Vol.7 (2), pp. 127-144.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2010), "The tourist narrative", Tourist Studies, Vol.9 (3), pp. 259-280.

Rickly-Boyd, J; Metro-Roland, M. (2010), "Background to the fore: the prosaic in tourist places", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.37 (4), pp. 1164-1180.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2009), "Establishing authenticity in a tourist landscape: spring mill pioneer village", Material Culture, Vol.41 (1), pp. 1-16.


Rickly, J.M., Vidon, E.S. (2018), ed Authenticity & Tourism: Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences, Emerald, forthcoming 2018.

Hannam, K.; Mostafanezhad, M.; Rickly, J. (2016), ed Event Mobilities: Politics of Place and Performance, Routledge.

Rickly, J.; Hannam, K.; Mostafanezhad, M. (2016), ed Tourism and Leisure Mobilities: Politics, Work and Play, Routledge.

Rickly-Boyd, J.; Knudsen, D.; Braverman, L.; Metro-Roland, M. (2014), Tourism, Performance and Place: A Geographic Perspective, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Chapters in Books

Rickly, J.M. (2018), "Rock climbing and the 'good life': Cultivating an ethics of lifesytle mobilities", in Moral Natures, forthcoming 2018.

Rickly, J.; McCabe, S. (2017), "Authenticity for Tourism Design and Experience", in Fesenmaier, D and Xiang, Z (ed) Design science and Tourism Places, 55-68, Springer, forthcoming 2017.

Rickly, J.; Knudsen, D. (2016), "Sign, tourism", in Jafari, J. and H.Xiao (ed) Encyclopedia of Tourism., Springer.

Rickly, J.; Mostafanezhad, M. (2016), "What is a dirtbag? Challenging tourist and leisure typologies", in Rickly, J.; Hannam, K.; Mostafanezhad, M. (ed) Tourism and Leisure Mobilities: Politics, Work, and Play.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2016), "Ritual", in Jafari, J and Xiao, H (ed) Encyclopedia of Tourism, forthcoming 2016.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2014), "Dirtbags: Mobility, community and rock climbing as performative of identity", in Duncan, T, Cohen, S and Thulemark, M (ed) Lifestyle Mobilities and Corporealities, pp. 51-64, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Knudsen, D.; Metro-roland, M.; Rickly-Boyd, J, (2012), "Landscape studies and tourism research", in Howard, P, Thompson I, Waterton, E (ed) The routledge companion to landscape studies, pp. 306-313, Routledge.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly-Boyd, J; Metro-roland, M. (2011), "Landscape Perspectives on Tourism Geographies", in Wilson, J (ed) New Perspectives in Tourism Geographies, pp. 175-182, Routledge.

Greer, C.; Donnelly, S.; Rickly, J, (2008), "Landscape perspective for tourism studies", in Knudsen. D, Metro-Roland, M Soper, A, Greer, C (ed) Landscape, Tourism and Meaning, pp. 9-18, Aldershot.

Yespembetova, A.; Rickly, J; Braverman, L. (2008), "Tourism as a reconnection to neolithic past: the tamgaly rock paintings of Kazakhstan", in Knudsen, D, Metro-Roland, M, Soper, A, Greer C (ed) Landscape, Tourism and Meaning, pp. 121-130, Aldershot, Hampshire, Ashgate.



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