Rodanthi S Tzanelli

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation Sociologist (Academic)
Location Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I am an interdisciplinary academic with an interest in cultural globalisation and the communication between ‘slow’ and ‘fast’ mobilities. My specialisms include intersections of media and tourism (‘cinematic tourism’) and the ways these trigger socio-cultural change (or not), as well as the ways the local survives in global cultural spaces (or not). Moving from questions of nation-building and migration to audio-visual forms of travel and digital tourism environments allowed for more synthetic explorations of collective imaginaries – both synchronically and diachronically. I have also engaged in media-related ethnographic research that explored the historical trajectories and social futures of ethno-cultural specificity in late (or liquid) modernity. I am currently maintaining two websites and two blogs through which I share my research and observations.