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We’d like to announce that we will be privileged to have as our 2016 keynote speakers Dr. Chris Post and Dr. Jillian Rickly.
Chris W. Post is Associate Professor of Geography at Kent State University at Stark, with a BS in Social Studies Education from the University of Oklahoma and MA and PhD in Geography from the University of Kansas. His research as a cultural and historical geographer focuses on the heritage of place, particularly as it becomes manifest on the cultural landscape through commemoration, place naming, and sense of place. Dr. Post has published chapters in the books Company Towns in the Americas and Social Memory and Heritage Tourism Methodologies. He has also published in the journals Area, Professional Geographer, Geographical Review, Journal of Cultural Geography, Journal of Geography, and Historical Geography. He has chaired the Cultural Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers and serves on the board of the International Society of Landscape, Place, and Material Culture. His two favorite places on Earth are Chicago and the Colorado Rockies. When not teaching, reading, and writing, he spends time with his family and his guitars (which are like an extended family).
Jillian Rickly is an Assistant Professor of Tourism Marketing and Management in the Nottingham University Business School at The University of Nottingham. She is a tourism geographer working in the areas of geohumanities and mobilities studies. Her work weaves together environmental perceptions, identity and bio-politics, and performance theories to consider the relations between travel motivation and experience. From this foundation, she has published widely on the concept of authenticity in tourism studies, and has contributed a series of chapters to edited volumes regarding tourism mobilities as well as landscape perspectives for tourism studies. Dr Rickly is a co-author of Tourism, Performance, and Place: A Geographic Perspective (Ashgate) and a co-editor of Event Mobilities: Politics, Place and Performance (Routledge) and Tourism and Leisure Mobilities: Politics, Work, and Play(Routledge). She earned her PhD in Geography from Indiana University.