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Research interests

Tijana is an internationally established interdisciplinary scholar whose research projects, publications and interests predominantly lie within the themes of visual research methods; world heritage, tourism and national identity; tourism, leisure and art; tourism impacts; marketing semiotics and representations of places, cultures and identities in promotional materials and popular media. 

Her PhD, which she completed in 2009, focused on the relationships between World Heritage, tourism and national identity at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece. In addition to a range of other publications, a number of which stem from her PhD, Tijana has also co-edited several book length publications including An Introduction to Visual Research Methods in Tourism (2012, with D. Chambers), Narratives of Travel and Tourism (2012, with J. Tivers), Travel, Tourism and Art (2013, with J-A. Lester), Tourism Research Frontiers (2015, with D. Chambers) and two journal special issues Gender and Tourism (2018, with D. Chambers) and Visual Methods in Event Studies (forthcoming in 2019, with T. Pernecky). Inspired by the power of visual and creative research outputs in reaching audiences beyond the academic, Tijana has also produced two academic documentaries: Visiting the Athenian Acropolis (2008, PhD film) and Of Holidays and Olives (2006, with Y. Karagiannakis), both of which have been shown at film festivals, public screenings and used for teaching in a number of countries. 

Tijana is also an experienced PhD supervisor and examinor and welcomes informal enquiries from potential PhD applicants who are interested in topics related to her research interests and publications, visual research methods and/or related subjects and fields of study.

Approach to teaching

Through a reliance on an interactive teaching style, a wide range of different teaching materials and an emphasis on linkages between the theories and case studies covered and students' own interests, prior knowledge and future career plans, Tijana aims to inspire students' own curiosity about the topics covered in class. In addition, she also places an emphasis on research-informed teaching and wherever possible incorporates research insights from her own current and past research projects. 

Tijana currently leads the postgraduate programmes in tourism, hospitality, events, and sport and international development as well as teaches on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate tourism, marketing and events modules.

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Research Output 2006 2019

Visualizing the Future of Event Studies

Rakic, T. & Pernecky, T., 5 Mar 2019, 23, 2, p. 279-286 8 p.

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history
method
Event study
social science
research project

Visual Methods in Event Studies

Pernecky, T. & Rakic, T., 13 Jan 2019, 23, 2, p. 179-190

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Critical Considerations on gender and tourism: An Introduction

Chambers, D. & Rakić, T., 9 Apr 2018, 18, 1, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Tourism

Critical Considerations on gender and tourism: A postscript

Chambers, D. & Rakić, T., 9 Apr 2018, 18, 1, p. 81-84 4 p.

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Tourism

Management Challenges at Film-Induced Tourism Heritage Attractions

Bakiewicz, J., Leask, A., Barron, P. & Rakić, T., 31 Mar 2017

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Tourism
management
tourist
revenue
conservation