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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 cultural geographer working in the fields of geohumanities and mobilities and has published a number of articles on the concepts of authenticity and alienation in tourism motivation and experience, as well as contributed a series of chapters to edited volumes regarding landscape studies and tourism mobilities.

She is 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 (forthcoming 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.

Administrative Roles
Co-Director of MSc in Marketing
I am module convenor of the following modules:


Branding and Advertising (N12413)
Tourism futures: the challenge of sustainability (N12109)

External Exminerships & Validations
2010 - 2010    Alumni Associate Instructor Teaching Award, Department of Geography, Indiana University ($1000)
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

International Collaborations, Organisation & Contributions
2015 - 2015    Invited keynote Rickly, J.M. "What does authenticity do- Considering authenticity, approaching ethics in tourism motivation and experience". To be given at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, workshop on "The role of authenticity in tourism from the past to the future: an interdisciplinary analysis taking place", 15/16 October 2015.
2015 - 2015    Rickly, J.M. "A rhythmanalysis of climbing place: lifestyle mobilities and community hospitalities". Paper presented at 111th Annual Meeting of the Association of America Geographers. 21-25 April 2015. Chicago, Illinois.
2015 - 2015    Rickly, J.M. "'I'm a Red River local': lifestyle mobilities, rock climbing, and community hospitalities". Paper presented at 4th International Adventure Conference 9-11 September 2015 at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
2015 - 2015    Session Organizer: The 24th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality and Research (Reykjavik, Iceland) Session Organizer, The Authenticity Debate: Implications for Responsible Tourism. Presentation: Rickly, J.M. and E.S. Vidon. "Negotiating ethics, authenticity, and responsibility in adventure tourism: A comparative analysis". Paper presented at the 24th Annual Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality: Responsible Tourism- 1-3 October 2015, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
2014 - 2014    Rickly, J.M. "Lifestyle Sport Mobilities: mobile performances of home and place". Paper presented at the Consumer Behavior in Tourism Symposium. 3-6 December 2014, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano in Bruneck/Brunico, Italy.
2013 - 2013    AAG J. Warren Nystrom Dissertation Award Finalist & Lifestyle climbers: embodiment, mobility and place.
I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Heppy Millanyani

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Rickly, J, (2018), "Considering service animals in tourism", Annals of Tourism Research, forthcoming 2018.

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

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

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.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly, J.; Metro-roland, M. (2016), "Touring as Peircean Habit", Annals of Tourism Research, Vol.57, pp. 246-248.

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, (2013), "Alienation: authenticity\'s forgotten cousin", Annals of Family Medicine, Vol.40 (1), pp. 412-415.

Rickly-Boyd, J, (2013), "Existential authenticity: place matters", Tourism Geographies, Vol.15 (4), pp. 680-686.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly-Boyd, J, (2012), "Tourism sites as Semiotic Signs: A critique", 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, (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, (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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