Senior Lecturer in Tourism
Teaching and supervision
Current Issues in Tourism and Hospitality (Stage 2).
I successfully completed my PhD thesis entitled “Backpacker Mobilities: Train Travel in Central and Eastern Europe” in 2013. My PhD is grounded in the new mobilities paradigm, which places meaningful movement at the centre of contemporary social research. The project is methodologically cutting edge insomuch as it develops an ethnographic approach to data collection that emphasises mobility.
Morton, Ian Joseph and Johnson, James Lee (2019) Planning for hospitable public spaces and the changing city: A content analysis of the city of Sunderland Unitary Development Plan. Hospitality and Society, 9 (3). pp. 267-290. ISSN 2042-7913
Wilson, Sharon, Chambers, Donna and Johnson, James (2019) VW Campervan tourists' embodied sonic experiences. Annals of Tourism Research, 76. pp. 14-23. ISSN 0160-7383
Johnson, James (2010) Euro-railing: A Mobile-Ethnography of Backpacker Train Travel. In: Beyond Backpacker Tourism: Mobilities and Experiences. Channel View Publications, Clevedon, pp. 102-113. ISBN 9781845411305
Johnson, James (2009) Inter-Railing: Extended Train Journeys as Tourist Experience. In: Transport and tourism: challenges, issues and conflicts : proceedings of the Travel and Tourism Research Association Europe 2009 annual conference, Rotterdam - Breda, the Netherlands : 22-24 April 2009. Travel and Tourism Research Association. ISBN 9789163346651
Conference or Workshop Item
Marshall, Hayley, Johnson, James and Brown, Alyssa Eve (2022) Going Alone: The case of solo event goers at music events in the U.K. In: THE INC 2022 - Tourism, Hospitality and Events: Innovation and Resilience during Uncertainty, 22-24 June 2022, Limassol, Cyprus.
Hannam, Kevin and Johnson, James (2009) Embodying Backpacker Train Travel Experiences in Eastern Europe. In: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, USA.
- Tourism mobilities
- Transportation and tourism
- Transnational education and tourism pedagogies