Marianna Strzelecka

Senior lecturer
Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship School of Business and Economics
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3055, Hus Forma, Kalmar
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I am an interdisciplinary scholar keen on working in challenging projects incorporating community and environmental psychology perspectives to explore issues of sustainable tourism broadly related to nature protection and rural community development.
I have received my PhD from the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (IL, USA) in 2012. 

Research

My work is informed by the philosophy of empowerment and draws from the fields of, policy, sociology and 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.
Currently I am engaged in research on ecotourism, environmental governance and community injustice.

Publications

Article in journal (Refereed)

Chapter in book (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