Marianna Strzelecka

Senior Lecturer
Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship School of Business and Economics
3055, Hus Forma, Kalmar
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I am keen on working in projects incorporating community and environmental psychology perspectives to explore issues of sustainable tourism related to nature protection and rural communities.

I am also affiliated with Nature Protection, Wildlife Management and Environmental Education Research Team at Jagiellonian University in Krakow , Poland (, lead by Professor Małgorzata Grodzińska-Jurczak.

For more information on my current projects and collaborations please check my profile on Researchgate:


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


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.


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