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Alix Varnajot web

Alix Varnajot is a Postdoctoral Researcher based at The Research Unit for History, Culture and Communications. He is involved in the Biodiverse Anthropocenes (ANTS) transdisciplinary research programme, focusing on environmental changes and human-environmental relationships in the Arctic. His research interests include climate change adaptation, tourism geographies and environmental history in remote and peripheral areas such as the Polar regions. His current work focuses on the future of Arctic tourism in the Anthropocene, the impacts of climate change on Arctic societies and particularly on the tourism industry, as well as conceptual developments on dark tourism and last chance tourism. Recently, Alix has started to work on tourism geographies in Antarctica, including the editing of a special issue in Tourism Geographies and of a book on Polar tourism. Alix holds a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Oulu (2020) and is a member of the International Polar Tourism Research Network’s (IPTRN) steering committee.

Research projects / interests:

  • Antarctic human geography
  • Antarctic tourism
  • Tourism geographies
  • Anthropocene

For publications visit: Alix's Google Scholar page

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Areas of interest:

  • Tourism
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • History
  • Environmental Management
  • Human Geography

Keywords: Tourism geographies, Polar tourism, Antarctic tourism, Anthropocene, climate change adaptation