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Professor Lynda Johnston

Role:                     Professor of Geography              
Faculty:                Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department:      Geography and Tourism programmes

Email:                   lyndaj@waikato.ac.nz

Research Expertise

  • Geographies of gender and sexualities
  • Bodies, place and tourism
  • Feminist, queer and poststructuralist theories
  • Qualitative methodologies

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Social, cultural, embodied geography
  • Identities and tourism
  • Methodologies in geography and tourism

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Editor, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 2011-2014
  • Editorial Board Member, Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 2008-2011
  • Editorial Board Member, Social and Cultural Geography, 2009-2014
  • Steering Committee Member, International Geographical Union Commission on Gender and Geography, 2012-2016
  • Co-Chair and founding member, Hamilton Pride Incorporated Society, 2007– continuing
  • Chairperson, Department of Geography, Tourism and Environmental Planning 2007 – 2010
  • Acting Chair, University of Waikato Postgraduate Studies Committee 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Dean Graduate and Postgraduate, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 2004 – 2006
  • Acting Director of Tourism Studies - B semester 2005, B semester 2006, A semester 2010
  • Member, Postgraduate Studies Committee 2004 - 2006
  • Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Graduate Advisor Committee 2004 – 2006
  • Geography Department Graduate Coordinator 2001 – 2004

Awards/Honours

  • Distinguished service award, New Zealand Geographical Society, 2010
  • Visiting International Scholar, Geography Department, Durham University, 13-18 March 2011
  • Visiting International Scholar, Faculty of Social Sciences International School, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, May-June 1999 and January 2003.

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