Solene Prince

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I am a PhD student in tourism geography. My previous degrees consist of a Master’s of Science in sustainable development from Uppsala University, Sweden and a Bachelor’s of Arts with a major in international relation and economics from Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada.

Area of interest

Regional development, rural tourism, sustainable tourism, social sustainability, place and identity.

Current research

As part of my doctoral project, I research how tourism can be a tool for local development. I will research three cases around Northern Europe; each representing different strategies used by local actors to turn tourism activities into an instrument of community development. My first case is about an eco-village and the use of volunteers to reinforce a sense of place amongst community members. The second case is a look in the lives of members of an arts and crafts community as a new discourse to guide tourism development strategies in the rural cultural economy. The third case, will be exploring the role of a heritage attraction in contributing to social integration. These cases are meant to highlight that there is more to tourism than economic gains as local actors can work on a variety of goals by using tourism.

Teaching and tutoring

I am involved in courses at the master’s and bachelor level and soon also at the outdoor management program in Åre. My tasks consist mostly of supervising student work, correcting assignments and lecturing. The courses I have been involved with the most were cultural tourism (online course) and tourism in the experience economy.


Articles in journals

Prince, S. (2018). Dwelling in the tourist landscape : Embodiment and everyday life among the craft-artists of Bornholm. Tourist Studies, vol. 18: 1, pp. 63-82.  

Prince, S. (2018). Science and Culture in the Kerguelen Islands : a relational approach to the spatial formation of a subantarctic archipelago. Island Studies Journal,    

Prince, S. & Ioannides, D. (2017). Contextualizing the complexities of managing alternative tourism at the community-level: A case study of a nordic eco-village. Tourism Management, vol. 60: June, pp. 348-356.  

Prince, S. (2017). Craft-art in the Danish countryside : reconciling a lifestyle, livelihood and artistic career through rural tourism. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, vol. 15: 4, pp. 339-358.  

Prince, S. (2017). Rural Authenticity and Agency on a Cold-Water Island : Perspectives of contemporary craft-artists on Bornholm, Denmark. Shima , vol. 11: 1, pp. 102-121.    

Prince, S. (2017). Working towards sincere encounters in volunteer tourism : an ethnographic examination of key management issues at a Nordic eco-village. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, vol. 25: 11, pp. 1617-1632.  

Articles, book reviews

Prince, S. (2018). Book Review Practical Tourism Research (2nd edition). Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, vol. 16: 3, pp. 332-333.  

Prince, S. (2018). Book Review: The rise of thana-capitalism and tourism. Annals of Leisure Research, vol. 21: 2, pp. 257-258.  

Prince, S. (2016). The politics and power of tourism in Palestine. Tourism Geographies, vol. 18: 4, pp. 461-463.  

Prince, S. (2015). A Review of "The making of a cultural landscape the English Lake District as tourist destination, 1950-2010". Tourism Geographies, vol. 17: 1, pp. 168-169.  

Chapters in books

Prince, S. (2017). Cohen's Model of Typologies of Tourists. In The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism. Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications. pp. 280-282.  

Doctoral theses, comprehensive summaries

Prince, S. (2017). Imagining Tourist Spaces as Living Spaces : Towards a Relational Approach to Alternatives and Morals in Tourism. Dis. (Comprehensive summary) Sundsvall : Mid Sweden University, 2017 (Mid Sweden University doctoral thesis : 268)