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Andreas Back

Andreas Back is an assistant professor in social and economic geography. His research is about second-home tourism, regional development, public planning and housing.



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Assistant professor at Department of Geography Units: Geography

My research so far has been connected to three broad themes. First, I am interested in public authorities’ planning activities, particularly the relation between implementation and spatial context. Second, I think regional development and uneven development are fascinating areas of research, for example to see how societal phenomena are mediated by market forces with spatially uneven outcomes. Third, I have studied spatial effects of human mobility such as tourism.

In the research for my thesis and current postdoctoral project, I have had the opportunity to combine these three themes, albeit with different specific emphases. In the case of my thesis, the focus was the spatially uneven impacts of second-home tourism on planning and housing markets. In my postdoctoral project, the focus is on planning challenges surrounding rapidly changing tourism flows and land-use conflicts in rural peripheries.

Housing, Theory and Society, London: Taylor & Francis Group 2022, Vol. 39, (3) : 317-340
Back, Andreas
The international journal of tourism research, John Wiley & Sons 2022, Vol. 24, (4) : 536-549
Back, Andreas; Marjavaara, Roger; Müller, Dieter K.
Current Issues in Tourism, Routledge 2020, Vol. 23, (11) : 1328-1342
Back, Andreas
Tourism, Zagreb: 2019, Vol. 67, (3) : 311-317
Hoogendoorn, Gijsbert; Back, Andreas
Turismen och resandets utmaningar, Stockholm: Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi 2019 : 53-77
Marjavaara, Roger; Müller, Dieter K.; Back, Andreas
Samhällsplaneringens teori och praktik, Stockholm: Liber 2019 : 235-244
Åkerlund, Ulrika; Back, Andreas
Tourism Geographies, London: Routledge 2017, Vol. 19, (4) : 596-611
Back, Andreas; Marjavaara, Roger

I teach on bachelor and master level. My teaching is mainly focused on tourism and public planning, but also fundamental concepts and perspectives in human geography.