Marianna Strzelecka

Marianna Strzelecka

Associate professor
Department of Marketing and Tourism Studies School of Business and Economics
3055, Hus Forma, Kalmar
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In 2012 I have earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

In my free time, I am enjoying listening to my record collection and reading graphic novels I have collected over the years.

Teaching

I coordinate and teach courses within Tourism and Sustainability Master Programme.

  • Tourism and Sustainability in the Anthropocene, 15 credits
  • Evaluation and Planning of Tourism Sustainability, 7.5 credits
  • Tourism and Ecological Economics, 7.5 credits
  • Advanced Research Methodology and Analytical Tools, 7.5 credits
  • Degree Project (Master) 30 credits, Tourism Studies (course coordinator, supervisor)

Research

My work draws from the fields of political science, sociology, psychology, and political ecology to shed light on the socio-cultural aspects of the relationships between communities of place and local 'natures', and how tourism allows to re-negotiate these relationships.

I have worked with concepts of social-political justice, empowerment, and just destination governance.

I am an affiliated researcher working with the Environmental Social Science Research Team at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, where I am looking into the role of tourism & outdoor recreation in shaping human-nature relationships. 

Projects: 

  • 2022  (Principal Investigator) The interplay of big data and AI to monitor and manage the tourism destinations' sustainability (TERESA) Seed funding Knowledge Environemtna Digital Transformations 
  • 2020-2023 (Principal Investigator): Can outdoor leisure make us all better stewards of nature?- a study of how emotions and values foster river stewardship in rural areas (Project is financed through National Science Center, Poland under agreement no UMO-2019/35/B/HS6/01986)
  • 2021-2022 (Researcher): Reconstruction or crises? Transformation of the social-ecological heritage of rivers Sztoła, Baba, and Biała in the face of a rapid environmental change.
  • 2018-2019 (Principal Investigator): Does ecotourism have the ability to empower residents to overcome environmental discrimination due to Natura 2000 in Poland? (project financed through National Science Center, Poland under POLONEZ no. 2016/23/P/HS6/04017)

Commissions

Editorial Boards:

  • Journal of Sustainable Tourism: 2022- current
  • Studies in Geography (published by University of Warsaw): 2021 - current
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We are accredited

The School of Business and Economics at Linnaeus University are accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; AACSB. 

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Publications

Selected publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Chapter in book (Refereed)

Collection (editor) (Refereed)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Strzelecka, M., Sorensen, J. & Wicks, B. (2011). The role of place attachment in revitalization of neighborhood parks in East St. Louis. Society & Leisure 33, 251-271.


Strzelecka, M. & Wicks, B. (2010). Engaging residents in planning for sustainable rural-nature tourism in post-Communist Poland. Community Development 41 (3), 370-384