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Biography

I am a cultural geographer and an associate lecturer at the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University. My background is in tourism studies and leisure studies and I have completed my doctoral degree in Human Geography at the University of Graz (Austria).

I have a particular interest in the role of digital technologies shaping and making (tourism) space. My work makes broader theoretical and empirical contributions to the fields of digital geography, critical (digital) tourism studies, and urban studies. My broader research strategy is to continue exploring the role of the digital in shaping and understanding (urban) space and more specifically the role of tourism platform economies in the production and consumption of space. My current projects focus on practices of data activism and data resistance in the digitally-enabled economies of tourism, predominantly drawing on short-term rental platform Airbnb.

Teaching

As an associate lecturer at the Department of Geography and Planning, I currently convene and teach into various graduate and post-graduate courses at Macquarie University. These include:

  • Heritage and its Management
  • Climate Change: Policies, Management and Adaptation
  • Human Geography in Action
  • Living in the Anthropocene
  • Geographies of Global Change
  • Sustainable Urban Regions
  • Urban Strategic Planning

Research student supervision

I am interested in supervising Master (of Research) students and PhD candidates with the following research interests:

  • Critical Tourism Studies
  • Platform- or sharing economies of tourism
  • Digital technologies and tourism
  • Digital geographies
  • Feminist and gender perspectives on tourism
  • The body in tourism

Education/Academic qualification

Human Geography, PhD, Institut für Geographie und Raumforschung, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz

Feb 2014Jul 2018

Leisure, Tourism and Environment, MSc, Cultural Geography, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Sep 2009Aug 2012

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Projects 2019 2020

Research Outputs 2017 2018

Exploring the socio-spatial inequalities of Airbnb in Sofia, Bulgaria

Roelofsen, M., 2018, In : Erdkunde. 72, 4, p. 313-327 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Bulgaria
accommodation
Tourism
district
gentrification

Performing "home" in the sharing economies of tourism: the Airbnb experience in Sofia, Bulgaria

Roelofsen, M., 2018, In : Fennia. 196, 1, p. 24-42 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
homemaking
Bulgaria
tourism
Tourism
economy

The Superhost: biopolitics, home and community in the Airbnb dream-world of global hospitality

Roelofsen, M. & Minca, C., May 2018, In : Geoforum. 91, p. 170-181 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

quantification
qualification
community
key technology
rationality

Doing femininity and respectability: social networks and social capital among female members of Dutch student organisations

Roelofsen, M. & Peters, K., 2017, In : Leisure Studies. 36, 3, p. 341-356 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

social capital
social network
femininity
student
clubs

"Het was gewoon vanzelfsprekend": over lidmaatschap van het corps, sociale netwerken en vrouwelijkheid

Roelofsen, M. & Peters, K., 2017, In : Vrijetijdstudies. 1, 35, p. 21-31 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Corps
Huns
Femininity
Social Networks
Boys

Activities 2013 2019

Annals of Tourism Research (Journal)

Maartje Roelofsen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers

Maartje Roelofsen (Speaker)
4 Apr 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Social and Cultural Geography (Journal)

Maartje Roelofsen (Reviewer)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

Airbnb: the end or the future of cultural tourism?

Maartje Roelofsen (Speaker), Claudio Minca (Speaker)
11 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Hospitality, Home and Life in the Sharing Economy of Tourism: Airbnb in Sofia, Bulgaria

Maartje Roelofsen (Speaker)
14 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk