Marianna Strzelecka

Senior lecturer
Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship School of Business and Economics
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. 


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.


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