Jonas Larsen


Universitetsvej 1

Bygning: 02

DK-4000 Roskilde


Telefon: 4674-2181

Mobiltelefon: 2622-0577


  • Geografi, Geologi, Topografi globalisering materiel kultur Praksisforskning sport sted og rum
  • Kommunikation, Journalistik, Medier digital kultur Fotografi mobile phones
  • Oplevelse, Turisme, Performance
  • Trafik, Transport Mobilitet

Forsknings- og undervisningsinformation


Jonas Larsen is a professor in mobility and urban studies at Roskilde University, Denmark. He has a long-standing interest in tourist photography, tourism and mobility more broadly. More recently, he has written extensively about urban cycling and is now also conducting research on running mobilities, urban marathons and sport tourism.

His latest books are the Tourist Gaze 3.0 (2011, with John Urry) and Digital Snaps: The New Face of Snapshot Photography (2014, with Mette Sandbye).

Jonas Larsen’s work is translated into Chinese (both in China and Taiwan), Japanese, Polish, Portuguese and Korean (in process), and he is on the editorial board of Mobilities, Tourist Studies and Photographies.

Google scholar profil:

Upcoming and recent key-notes and invited seminar talks


2018 (8-10 February) international congres on transversal tourism and lanscape, Torremolinos and Mallorca University.

2017 (31 August – 1 September) Lucerne University, Switzerland. International Conference on Tourism and Business (ICTB)

2017 (11 & 12 Maj), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Georg-Simmel-Zentrum für Metropolenforschung, Germany. ‘Touristified everyday life – mundane tourism’.

2016 Ritsumeikan University, Japan. Annual meeting for Japan Society of Tourism Studies.

2016 Wakayama University, Japan.

2016 Kent University, UK.

2015 University Rovira i Virgili, Spain.

2014 Bergen University, Norway. Norwegian Network on the Geographies of Mobilities

2014 Aarhus University, Denmark 

2013 University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

2013 1st international conference on Porto as a tourism destination, Porto, Portugal.

2013 The Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany.

2013 Amsterdam University, Holland. 

2012 Queen Mary University, UK

2010 Ålborg University, Denmark. Cosmobilities Conference.


Research interest

Cultural and social geography

Mobility, travel and tourism

Design and material culture

Tourist photography and digital photography 

Performance/practice and everyday life

Cycling and running


Course leader and teacher:

Bydesign 1 (Etnografi, fotografi og byrum) Hum-tek

Bydesign 2 ((In)humane storby) Hum-tek.

Design as a Socio-Technical System, SDS.

Experiences, Mobility and Designed Places, SDS.

Ethnography and Spatial Analysis, SDS.

Ethnography and Visualization, SDS.


Consumption and Everyday life, SDS

Manchester fieldtrip, Geography.



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