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Jillian Rickly-Boyd | Faculty

Jillian Rickly-Boyd Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Geography

Office: Student Building 310
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Email: jrickly at

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Geography, Indiana University, 2012

Research Interests

  • Geohumanities
  • Cultural Studies
  • Mobilities
  • Tourism Studies
  • Landscape Studies
  • Environmental Perceptions
  • Critical Heritage Studies


  • G110 – Introduction to Human Geography
  • G120 – World Regional Geography
  • G306 – Topics in Geography: Geographic Perspectives on Contemporary Issues
  • G306 – Topics in Geography: Environmental Attitudes and Perceptions
  • G325 – Tourism Geography
  • G380 – Cultural Geography
  • G582 – Cultural Geography Graduate Seminar
  • L800 – Landscape Studies Seminar


Refereed Publications:

  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (In press, available online) “It’s supposed to be 1863 but it’s really not”: Inside the Representation and Communication of History at a Pioneer Heritage Site, International Journal of Heritage Studies
  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (In press, available online) Existential Authenticity: Place Matters. Tourism Geographies
  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (2013) Alienation: Authenticity’s Forgotten Cousin. Annals of Tourism Research, 40(1): 412-415.
  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (2012) Lifestyle Climbing: Towards Existential Authenticity, Journal of Sport & Tourism, 17(2): 85-104. Special Issue: “Experiencing Sport Tourism”
  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (2012) “Through the magic of authentic reproduction”: Tourists’ perceptions of authenticity in a pioneer village, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 7(2): 127-144.
  • Knudsen, D. C., & Rickly-Boyd, J. M. (2012). Tourism Sites as Semiotic Signs: A Critique. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2), 1252-1254.
  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (2012) Authenticity & Aura: A Benjaminian Approach. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(1): 269-289.
  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (2010) The Tourist Narrative, Tourist Studies. 9(3): 259-280.
  • Rickly-Boyd, J. M., & Metro-Roland, M. (2010). Background to the Fore: The Prosaic in Tourist Places. Annals of Tourism Research. 37(4): 1164-1180.
  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (2009) Establishing Authenticity in a Tourist Landscape: Spring Mill Pioneer Village, Material Culture. 41(1): 1-16.

Book Chapters:

  • Rickly-Boyd, J.M. (forthcoming, 2013) “Dirtbags”: Mobility, Community and Rock Climbing as Performative of Identity. Lifestyle Mobilities and Corporealities. Duncan, T., Cohen, S., & M. Thulemark (Eds.) Ashgate Publishers.
  • Knudsen, D.C., Metro-Roland, M.M. and J.M. Rickly-Boyd (2012) Landscape Studies and Tourism Research, The Routledge Companion to Landscape Studies, (pp. 306-313) Routledge. Howard, P., Thompson, I. and E. Waterton (Eds.)
  • Knudsen, D.C., Rickly-Boyd, J.M. and M.M. Metro-Roland (2011) Landscape Perspectives on Tourism Geographies, New Perspectives in Tourism Geographies. (pp. 175-182) J. Wilson (Ed.) Routledge.
  • Greer, C., Donnelly, S., and J.M. Rickly (2008) Landscape Perspective for Tourism Studies, Landscape, Tourism, and Meaning. (pp. 9-18). Knudsen, D., Metro-Roland, M., Soper, A.K., and C.E. Greer (Eds.), Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate.
  • Yespembetova, A., Rickly, J.M. and L.C. Braverman (2008) Tourism as a Reconnection to the Neolithic Past: The Tamgaly Rock Paintings of Kazakhstan. Landscape, Tourism, and Meaning. (pp. 121-130). Knudsen, D., Metro-Roland, M., Soper, A.K., and C.E. Greer (Eds.), Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate.