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Dr Laura Dixon

Dr Laura Dixon

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Biography

Dr Laura Dixon received her PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Manchester in 2014. Her research explored the impact of cosmopolitan place-marketing discourses on identity-making amongst elite British lifestyle migrants in Spain. She has a range of industry experience, including working as an event manager in the voluntary sector in London and is a qualified social worker. She is also currently Programme Leader of the BA Events Management programme and teaches on the undergraduate International Tourism Management degree, the Masters in International Events Management and supervises a number of PhD students.

Degrees

2014, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD in Social Anthropology
2010, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, MA in Anthropological Research
2007, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom, BSc (Hons) in Social Anthropology

Academic appointments

Programme Leader of Events Management, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events Management, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present

Publications

Journal article

Dixon L. 2019. Gender, sexuality and lifestyle migration: exploring the impact of cosmopolitan place-marketing discourses on British women in Spain Current Sociology, DOI

Gaston L, Dixon L. 2019. A want or a need? Exploring the role of grassroots gay rugby teams in the context of inclusive masculinity. Journal of Gender Studies, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Dixon L. 2019. ‘Placing’ Space: exploring the socio-spatial impacts of cosmopolitan place-marketing approaches on British migrants in Spain Space and Culture, DOI

Dixon L, O'Gorman V. 2019. ‘Block teaching’ – exploring lecturers' perceptions of intensive modes of delivery in the context of undergraduate education Journal of Further and Higher Education, DOI Public Url

Dixon LJ. 2015. Black swan, white masks: Contesting cosmopolitanism and double misrecognition in a gay tourist town Sexualities, 18 :37-56 DOI Public Url

Dixon LJ, Peachey JT. 2012. The Paradox of Representation and the Problem with Recognition: What Does it Mean to be Visible? Anthropology Matters Journal, 14 Publisher Url

Chapters

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2019. Doing Tourism Ethnography Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Routledge

Book

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2019. Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Taylor and Francis 9781138061767

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Gay rugby clubs - a need or a want?, British Sociological Association Annual Conference, Univeristy of Manchester, Oral presentation. 2017

'Broken Promises, Shattered Dreams: lifestyle migration and the search for authenticity in a Spanish coastal tourist town', CRESC Annual Conference: Promises: Crises and Sociocultural Change, University of Manchester, Oral presentation. 2012

'Black Swan, White Masks: contesting feminine lesbianism in a gay tourist town, The12th EASA Biennial Conference, University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Oral presentation. 2012

'Black Swan, White Masks: contesting feminine lesbianism in a gay tourist town, N:Gender Series, University of Sussex, Oral presentation. 2012

Black Swan, White Masks: contesting feminine lesbianism in a gay tourist town, North West Doctoral Training Centre Anthropology Postgraduate Showcase, University of Manchester, Oral presentation. 2012

Conference organisation:

Leisure Studies Association, 2016 Annual Conference, Conference Co-Organiser, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/microsites/leisure-studies-association-conference/location. 2016

Media Coverage:

http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/opinion/laura-dixon-los-expatriados-vienen-busca-sueno-478318, In September 2010, I was interviewed regarding my PhD research by one of the top two Spanish daily newspapers - El Periodico. The title translates as: 'The expats who come searching for a dream'.