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Associate Professor
Leif Selstad { "honorific-suffix": "Associate Professor", "fn": "Leif Selstad", "tel": "Telephone: +47 51833720", "email": "" }

Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Department Norwegian School of Hotel Management
Room EAL H-308
Notes Associate Professor

Courses taught

Research fields

Tourism Management

Festival Tourism

International Tourism

Ethnic Tourism

Culture Studies

Selected publications

  1. Building Tourism in Costa Blanca: Second Homes, Second Chances? J. K. S. Jacobsen, A. Aledo & L. Selstad. I: Tourism Social Science Series; Vol 17; Culture and Society in Tourism Contexts; ed. A-M. Nogués-Pedregal; ISBN: 978-0-85724-683-7; (utkommer i oktober 2012).
  2. Challenges and Prospects of the Tourist Role: Dealing with Stereotypes. Current Research in Hospitality and Tourism, spesialnummer, utkommer i oktober 2012.
  3. Effects of sudden and dramatic events on travel desire and risk judgments. S. Larsen, W. Brun, T. Øgaard & L. Selstad. I: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, Special Issue, Sept. 11, 2011.
  4. Introverts abroad? Long-term visitors? adaptations to the multicultural tourism context of Costa Blanca, Spain. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 7 (3) 2009:190?202. (With J. K. S. Jacobsen & A. M. Nogués Pedregal)
  5. The Social Anthropology of the Tourist Experience: Exploring the Middle Role. Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism 7 (1) 2007:19-33.
  6. Subjective food-risk judgements in tourists. Tourism Management 28 (6) 2007:1555-1559. (With S. Larsen, W. Brun, T. Øgaard)
  7. The attraction of power: honor and politics in a Japanese village. In T. Aase (ed.): Tournaments of Power. Honor and Revenge in the Contemporary World. London: Ashgate 2002.
  8. Etnisitetens grenser: Forhandlinger om identitet i en urbefolkning. Norsk tidsskrift for migrasjonsforskning 1 (1) (2000): 9-20.
  9. Konstruksjon og diskurs: nyere antropologiske bidrag til studiet av tradisjon. Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift 9 (4) 1998:202-214.
  10. Tsukuda matsuri: a Japanese shrine festival in a unique setting. In J. Kivisto et al. (ed.): Modulations in Tradition.  Tampere: Tampere University, 1993.

Research in progress

Festival Tourism in Japan. Post doctoral project.

Ethnic Tourism among Indigenous Peoples.

SEMI-SPAIN ? Tourism, Seasonal Migration, and North Europeans? Adaptations to the Tourism Contexts of Mediterranean Spain.


Work experience

  1. Associate Professor, Norwegian School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger (2006-present)


  2. Associate Professor, Department of Tourism and Hotel Studies, Finnmark University College (2005-2006).


  3. Associate Professor, Department of Health and Social Studies, Telemark University College (2004-05).


  4. Associate Professor, Department of Tourism and Hotel Studies, Finnmark University College (2003-04).


  5. Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Finnmark University College (1998-2003).


  6. Assistant Professor, Cultural Studies, Finnmark University College (1993-98).


  7. Graduate Scholarship, University of Bergen (spring 1993).


  8. Research Assistant, full time position, University of Bergen (fall 1992).


  9. Teaching Assistant, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen (1982, 1986, 1989-92).


  10. English Teacher in Japan (1987-88).

Scientific publications (from Cristin)

  • Selstad, Leif (2018). Etnisk og kulturell turisme. Universitetet i Stavanger; 2018-03-06.
  • Selstad, Leif (2018). Mennesket fra Kyrkjetangen.
  • Selstad, Leif (2018). Versatile tourists. Universitetet i Tromsø; 2018-09-24 - 2018-09-26.
  • Selstad, Leif (2014). International tourists at a Japanese festival. International Sociological Association, ISA; 2014-07-13 - 2014-07-19.
  • Selstad, Leif (2008). Discursive aspects of long term tourism in Spain. The case of Norwegian visitors. 2008-08-26 - 2008-08-29.
  • Selstad, Leif (2007). Religion as attraction. Relations in a Japanese festival. 2007-04-11 - 2007-04-14.