Siamak Seyfi


Assistant Professor
Tourism Geographies


Siamak Seyfi is an Assistant Professor in the Geography Research Unit (GRU) at the University of Oulu. Using an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach, his research stems from an interest in geography of tourism and more particularly, tourism geopolitics, tourism mobilities, political consumerism, sustainability as well as qualitative sociological/ethnographic research methods in tourism. His recent research focuses on the contextual applications of resilience theory in tourism, and more particularly adaptive mechanisms of destinations and businesses facing crises, sanctions, and boycotts. He has co-authored Tourism, Sanctions and Boycotts (2020, Routledge), Tourism and Geopolitics: discourses, practices and key issues (2021, Channel View Publications) and co-edited Cultural and Heritage Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa (2020, Routledge) and Tourism in Iran: Challenges, Development, and Issues (2018, Routledge). Siamak is an editorial board of several journals including Journal of Heritage Tourism, International Journal of Tourism Cities and Visions in Leisure and Business. 

Research interests

  • Tourism geographies
  • Tourism mobilities
  • Ethical and political consumerism
  • Tourism crisis
  • Sustainability
  • Destination resilience
  • Tourist behaviour

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