Kristina Zampoukos

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Background

I am a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the Department of Tourism Studies and Geography. I have a PhD in human geography from Uppsala University. In 2006, I was employed by the National Institute of Working Life (NIWL). With the shutdown of NIWL in 2007, I was transferred to Mid-Sweden University where I became a regular staff member in 2010.

Area of interest

My research interests mainly focus on labour and labour geographies. One of the themes that I have explored revolves around the interrelations between mobilities and the socio-spatial formations and divisions of labour as expressed in the hotel workplace for instance.

A second theme concerns the importance of appearing attractive to entice capital and how this becomes manifest in everything from the materiality of the city to the behavior and bodily presentation of workers in hospitality, leisure, retail and so forth.

The mobility agency of differently positioned workers is a third topic, which I have worked on more recently. It includes the labour (im)mobilities of hospitality workers, but also the mobility agency of Swedish warehouse workers and nurses migrating to Norway for agency and/or temp work.

Current research

2014 – 2017. The Impact of Temporary Work Agencies on the Politics of Work. Funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

2011 – 2013. Knowledge driven tourism development, component “Labor mobility in tourism and the effects on firms’ capacity to innovate”. Funded by the EU Structural Fund.

Teaching and tutoring

I have taught a large number of courses in human geography at Uppsala University and at Mid-Sweden University, covering topics such as mobilities, labour geographies, political geography, methods, planning, globalization, regional development, transportation, theories of science et cetera. I have also taught PhD courses in tourism studies, sociology and gender studies.

Other information

I was an elected member of the University board in 2017.

Publications

Articles in journals

Zampoukos, K. (2018). Hospitality workers and the relational spaces of labor (im)mobility. Tourism Geographies, vol. 20: 1, pp. 49-66.  

Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2018). Tourism's Labour Geographies : Bringing Tourism into Work and Work into Tourism. Tourism Geographies, vol. 20: 1, pp. 1-10.  

Wall-Reinius, S. , Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2017). Does Geography Matter in All-Inclusive Resort Tourism? : An investigation of the marketing approach of major Scandinavian Tour operators. Tourism Geographies,  

Zampoukos, K. & Ioannides, D. (2011). The Tourism Labour Conundrum : Agenda for New Research in the Geography of Hospitality Workers. Hospitality and Society, vol. 1: 1  

Zampoukos, K. (2004). Information Technology, Municipal Planning and Geographical Rationalities. Networks and Communication Studies: Netcom, vol. 18: 3-4, pp. 181-201.

Zampoukos, K. (2002). IT, planeringen och geografiska rationaliteter. Nordisk Samhällsgeografisk Tidsskrift, : 35

Chapters in books

Zampoukos, K. (2015). Den attraktiva staden som arbetsmiljö ur ett kulturgeografiskt perspektiv. In Sprickor, öppningar & krackeleringar : Nya perspektiv på arbetsmiljö. Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet, Forum for Gender Studies. pp. 69-83.  

Zampoukos, K. & Ioannides, D. (2014). Making difference within the hotel : labour mobility and the internationalization of reproductive work. In A Hospitable World? : Organising Work and Workers in Hotels and Tourist Resorts. London : Routledge. pp. 11-26.

Zampoukos, K. (2013). Emotional and aesthetic labour in hospitality. In Mobilizing gender research : challenges and strategies. Mittuniversitetet (Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet). pp. 123-129.

Zampoukos, K. (2008). "Det lilla extra" - om ekonomiseringen av vård och omsorg och det meningsfulla arbetet. In Arbete, hälsa och kön. Sundsvall : Mittuniversitetet (Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet). pp. 61-72.

Zampoukos, K. (2000). IT-planering i Ystad, Helsingborg och på Gotland. In Mot en kommunal utvecklingsplanering? : - fallstudier av Sveriges kommuner. Uppsala, Ascender AB.

Conference papers

Jordhus-Lier, D. , Underthun, A. & Zampoukos, K. (2017). Changing workplace geographies : Restructuring warehouse employment in the Oslo region. Paper presented at the Nordic Geographers Meeting, 18 -21 juni 2017 in Stockholm.

Jordhus-Lier, D. , Underthun, A. & Zampoukos, K. (2017). Changing workplace geographies : Restructuring warehouse employment in the Oslo region. Paper presented at the Royal Geograhical Society with IBG, Annual International Conference, London, 30 augusti – 1 september 2017.

Zampoukos, K. , Knutsen, H. M. , Bjerga Kiil, M. & Olofsdotter, G. (2017). Swedish temp nurses and agency warehouse workers in Norway : Negotiating and strategizing the spatiotemporalities of the migrant worker. Paper presented at the Nordic Geographers Meeting (NGM), 18-21 of June, 2017 in Stockholm

Zampoukos, K. (2016). Den attraktiva staden som arbetsmiljö ur ett kulturgeografiskt perspektiv. Paper presented at the Forum för Arbetslivsforskning (FALF), 13-15 juni 2016 i Östersund

Zampoukos, K. (2016). Labour (im)mobility and the accumulation of knowledge in hotel companies. Paper presented at the Forum för Arbetslivsforskning (FALF)13-15 juni 2016 i Östersund

Underthun, A. , Olofsdotter, G. , Zampoukos, K. & Jordhus-Lier, D. (2015). Core-periphery relations and organizational commitment among agency workers and permanent employees in client workplaces: Case studies from the warehouse sector in the Oslo area. Paper presented at the WORK 2015 - New Meanings of Work. Turku Centre of Labour Studies, University of Turku

Zampoukos, K. (2013). Labour geographies of young Swedish workers : negotiating mobility and spatial fix in everyday life. In RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2013.

Zampoukos, K. (2013). Young workers´ biogeographies : an account and tentative analysis. In Forum för Arbetslivsforskning (FALF) 2013.

Zampoukos, K. (2012). Enclave Tourism : exclusive Spaces or Spaces of Exclusion?. In AAG Annual Meeting: New York 2012.

Zampoukos, K. (2012). Labor mobility in tourism and hospitality : effects on firms´capacity to innovate. In AAG Annual Meeting: New York 2012.

Wall Reinius, S. , Ioannides, D. & Zampoukos, K. (2011). The trend towards all-inclusive and other pre-planned tourist destinations: Does geography matter?. In IV Critical Tourism Studies Conference. Cardiff :

Zampoukos, K. (2011). Tourism and Hospitality Workers. : The Internationalization of Reproductive Work?. In Innovation Processes and Destination Development in Tourist Resorts, Östersund 2011.

Zampoukos, K. (2010). Tourism and Hospitality workers : the Internationalization of Reproductive Labor. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting: Washington DC, USA. April 14-18 2010

Doctoral theses, monographs

Zampoukos, K. (2002). IT, planeringen och kommunerna. Dis. Uppsala : Uppsala universitet, 2002

Reports

Zampoukos, K. , Olausson, F. , Lindahl, S. & Hirvelä, H. (2015). Elbilar, hållbarhet och planering - en genomlysning av norska och svenska rapporter och examensarbeten. Östersund : (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2015:1).  

Zampoukos, K. (2014). Kompetensförsörjning, arbetskraftsrörlighet och innovationsförmåga : fallstudier av tre hotellföretag. Östersund : Mittuniversitetet (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2014:5).  

Grundén, A. , Gunnervall, A. & Zampoukos, K. (2009). Världscupen i Skidskytte & Jamtli Julmarknad 2008 : Utvärdering. Östersund : Etour (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2009:20).  

Zampoukos, K. (2007). Att köa för en tillsvidareanställning : exempel från vård och omsorg i Högsby och transport och logistik i Helsingborg. Uppsala University, Department of Social and Economic Geography

Zampoukos, K. (2006). Mentorskap inom vård och omsorg i Övertorneå : genus, lärande och rörlighet i kunskapssamhällets ekonomiska geografi. Stockholm : Arbetslivsinstitutet, förlagstjänst (Arbetslivsrapport / Arbetslivsinstitutet 2006:2).

Zampoukos, K. (2005). Heldelprojektet i Piteå : En diskussion om rum, ekonomi och genus. Uppsala University, Department of Social and Economic Geography  

Zampoukos, K. (2004). Länsarbetsnämndernas arbete för att minska deltidsarbetslösheten. Uppsala University

Zampoukos, K. (1997). Staden, IT och framtiden. En diskussion om informationssamhället och Uppsala. Uppsala University, Department of Social and Economic Geography

Zampoukos, K. (1996). Agnesberg och Ballongberget. En studie av två bostadsområden i Solna. Uppsala University, Department of Social and Economic Geography