Cecilia De Bernardi


  • Professional title: Postdoc
  • Department: Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism (EJT)
  • Telephone: 010-1428084
  • Email: cecilia.debernardi@miun.se
  • Location: Östersund
  • Research centers: ETOUR
  • Employee in the subject: Tourism Studies


I'm originally from Italy. I have two bachelor's degrees, one in communication sciences and international relations from the University of Milan and one in tourism from Linköping University. I also have a master's degree in history and Nordic studies from Linköping University. I recently completed a PhD in social sciences with a focus on tourism research (University of Lapland in Finland).

Area of interest

Sámi tourism, authenticity, Airbnb, critical realism, tourism marketing communication and tourism policy


I have conducted research in different areas of tourism. In my dissertation I have focused on Sámi tourism and authenticity. I have studied marketing communication and I have also immersed myself in the philosophical thought of critical realism. I have also collaborated on publications on Airbnb, nostalgia, music festivals and various aspects of tourism policy. Policy in sport and outdoor recreation is what I focus on as a postdoctoral researcher.