• Universitetsvej 1, 02

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Personal profile


Jonas Larsen is professor in mobility and urban studies at Roskilde University.
He has a long-standing interest in tourist photography, tourism and mobility more broadly. More recently, he has written extensively about urban cycling and running. He has just finished a book on urban marathons (2021, Routledge) and is the key academic expert in a new huge research project on urban walkability and new methods (wih COWI).  
His work is translated into Chinese (both in China and Taiwan), Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Czeh, Korean (in process) and Turkish (in process), and he is on the editorial board of MobilitiesTourist Studies and Photographies.



Jonas Larsen is involved in the masters program Spatial designs and society (SDS) and the bachelor program HUM-TEK. He was research leader (MOSPUS) from 2021-15, head of studies (Spatial Designs and Society) from 2015-2019 and Ph.D. programme leader (Society, Space and Technology) from 2019-21.  


  • Geography, Geology, Topography
  • mobilities
  • globalization
  • place and space
  • material culture
  • networks
  • Communication, Journalism, Media
  • Photography
  • digital culture
  • The Internet
  • mobile phones
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Mobility
  • Event, Tourism, Performance

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