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Hannelene Schilar

Ph.D. student
E-Mail: hannelene.schilar[at]


Research Interests

  • Tourism Geographies
  • Tourism Discourses
  • People and Identities
  • Qualitative Methodologies

Scholarships and awards

  • „Best Paper Award 2017“ by the DGT (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tourismuswissenschaften e.V.) and the AK-TF (Arbeitskeis Tourismusforschung) of the German Society for Geography for the presentation: ’Arctic’ Tourism Representations and the Voices Within


  • 05/2017– 11/2020
   Ph.D. Student at the Institute for Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg, title of dissertation: ’Arctic’ Tourism Representations and the Voices Within.
  • 09/2015 – 06/2017
   Research Assistant at the Department of Geography and Economic History, Umea University, Sweden, FORMAS Sami project
  • 09/2013 – 06/2015
   Master of Science in Human Geography, Umea University, Sweden, title: OUT THERE - A Phenomenological Approach to Solo-Hiking in Northern Scandinavia.
  • 08/2010 – 02/2011
   Erasmus Exchange, European Studies, The Hague, Netherlands
  • 08/2009 – 02/2012
   Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism Management, EBC University Berlin