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Professor Jillian Rickly

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

Division: Marketing
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466493
Location: B74 (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.

Administrative Roles
Co-Academic Lead for Accreditation
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

Older Publications

Older Publications

Journal Articles

Rickly-Boyd, J, 2013, "Alienation: authenticity's forgotten cousin", in Annals of Family Medicine, pp. 412-415.

Rickly-Boyd, J, 2013, "Existential authenticity: place matters", in Tourism Geographies, pp. 680-686.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly-Boyd, J, 2012, "Tourism sites as Semiotic Signs: A critique", in Annals of Tourism Research, Pergamon Press, pp. 269-289.

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

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.

Chapters in Books

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.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Sharma, N.; Rickly, J.M. 2019, "'the smell of life and the smell of death':authenticity, anxietyand perceptions of death at Varanasi's cremation grounds", in Journal of Heritage Tourism.

Rickly, J, 2018, "Considering service animals in tourism", in Annals of Tourism Research, pp. 57-58.

Rickly, J. 2018, "Tourism geographies and the place of authenticity", in Tourism Geographies, pp. 733-736.

Rickly, J.; Clouser, R. 2018, "Spectacle and adventure philanthropy", in Annals of Tourism Research, forthcoming 2018.

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), "\"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, Vol.18 (1), pp. 41-57.

Knudsen, D.; Rickly, J.; Metro-roland, M. 2016, "Touring as Peircean Habit", in Annals of Tourism Research, Pergamon Press, 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), "The (re)production of climbing space: bodies, gestures, texts", Cultural Geographies, Vol.24(1), 69-88.

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

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, 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.


Ingram, C.; Themistocleous, C.; Rickly, J.; McCabe, S. 2019, "LITERARY ENGLAND: A TOURISM DESTINATION FOR THE US TRAVELLER", in Euromed academy of business, Conference book of proceedings 2019, Euromed press, 1705-1706, forthcoming 2019.

Themistocleous C.; Ingram C.; Jillian R.; McCabe S. 2019, "MARKETING LITERARY ENGLAND TO THE US TRAVELLER", in Advances in Tourism Marketing Conference, forthcoming 2019.



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