Solene Prince

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer

  • Professional title: Senior Lecturer
  • Academic title: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Other title: Affiliated researcher, ETOUR
  • Department: Department of Economics, Geography, Law and Tourism (EJT)
  • Telephone: 010-1428234
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  • Visitor address: Kunskapens väg 4
  • Location: Östersund
  • Research centers: ETOUR
  • Employee in the subject: Tourism Studies

I am an affiliated researcher at ETOUR since 2019. I currently hold a post-doctoral research position at the Department of Organisation and Entrepreneurship at Linnaeus University, Kalmar.


I obtained my doctoral degree in 2017 at Mid-Sweden University in tourism studies. My doctoral research led me to study craft-artists in Denmark and an eco-village in Iceland. My work touched upon subjects such as rural tourism and volunteer tourism and theories related to relational 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, Canada.

Area of interest

I have four areas of research within tourism geography:
- Art and community development
- Volunteer tourism and eco-living
- Landscape theory and local livelihoods
- Ancestral tourism

Teaching and tutoring

I am experienced teaching in courses at the master and bachelor levels related to tourism studies, destination development, research methods and human geography. I also have experience supervising students at the master's and bachelor levels.

Extra contact information


Articles in journals

Prince, S. (2021). Affect and performance in ancestral tourism : stories of everyday life, personal heritage, and the family. Journal of Heritage Tourism,    

Prince, S. (2021). Performing Genealogy through Travel Narratives. Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 86    

Prince, S. (2020). From Sustainability to the Anthropocene : Reflections on a Pedagogy of Tourism Research for Planetary Attachment. Journal of Teaching in Travel & Tourism, vol. 20: 3, pp. 173-189.    

Mehtiyeva, A. & Prince, S. (2020). Journeys of research, emotions and belonging : an exploratory analysis of the motivations and experience of ancestral tourists. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 20: 1, pp. 85-103.    

Prince, S. (2019). Dwelling and tourism : Embracing the non-representational in the tourist landscape. Landscape research, vol. 44: 6, pp. 731-742.    

Wall-Reinius, S. , Prince, S. & Dahlberg, A. (2019). Everyday life in a magnificent landscape : Making sense of the nature/culture dichotomy in the mountains of Jämtland, Sweden. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, vol. 2: 1, pp. 3-22.  

Prince, S. (2019). Volunteer tourism and the eco-village : Finding the host in the pedagogic experience. Hospitality & Society, vol. 9: 1, pp. 71-89.  

Margaryan, L. , Prince, S. , Ioannides, D. & Röslmaier, M. (2018). Dancing with Cranes : A humanist perspective of cultural ecosystem services of wetlands. Tourism Geographies,    

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, vol. 13: 2, pp. 129-144.    

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: Femininities in the field: Tourism and transdisciplinary research. Tourism Geographies, vol. 20: 4, pp. 753-755.  

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. (2018). Book review: Indigenous tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand. Tourism Geographies, vol. 20: 4  

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

Prince, S. (2015). Book Review: 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. , Petridou, E. & Ioannides, D. (2021). Art Worlds in the Periphery : Creativity and Networking in Rural Scandinavia. In Creative Tourism in Smaller Communities : Place, Culture, and Local Representation. Calgary : University of Calgary Press. pp. 259-282.    

Prince, S. (2019). Clay, glass and everyday life : Craft-artists’ embodiment in the tourist landscape. In Tourism and Embodiment. Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 172-186.  

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.  

Conference papers

Wall-Reinius, S. , Prince, S. & Dahlberg, A. (2019). The Everyday in a Contested Landscape Making sense of conservation, tourism and local development in the mountains of Jämtland, Sweden. Paper presented at the The 8th Nordic Geographers Meeting in Trondheim, Norway, June 16–19, 2019

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)  


Prince, S. & Chekalina, T. (2019). Besökarundersökning i Tivedens nationalpark sommaren 2018 : En studie av nationalparksbesökare i Tivedens nationalpark samt i det omkringliggande Tivedenområdet. Mid Sweden University (Rapportserien / European Tourism Research Institute 2019:1).