Sabina Owsianowska

Sabina_OwsianowskaPhD, lecturer at the University School of Physical Education in Cracow, Faculty of Tourism and Leisure where she has conducted lectures, classes and seminars for Polish and foreign students within LLP-Erasmus programme since 2006; visiting professor at University of Primorska, Slovenia and Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences, Finland; lecturer in International Tourism course and projects „Development of human resources, the Czech-Polish Silesia” and “Polish-Slovak Know-How”, College of Administration in Bielsko-Biala in cooperation with Vysoká Škola Sociálna Správni in Haviřov and Univeristy of Żylina. Research interests: the theory of tourism and recreation; socio-cultural aspects of leisure-time activities; cultural tourism; tourism promotion; (new) media and tourism; qualitative research; semiotics; discourse analysis. The author of 14 book chapters, along with a number of refereed journal articles and conference proceedings, i.e. Tourist narratives about the dissonant heritage of the Borderlands (2014), Stereotypy w narracji turystycznej/Stereotypes in the tourist narrative (2014), Tourism promotion, discourse and identity  (2011), Prospects for the Critical Study of Tourism and the Role of Mentors in Academia (2011), Wielokulturowość a promocja turystyczna miejsca/Multiculturality and the tourist promotion of a place (2010), Semiotyka turystyki/Semiotics of tourism (2008); co-author and co-editor of “Góry – człowiek – turystyka. Księga Jubileuszowa dedykowana prof. A. Matuszykowi w 75. rocznicę urodzin” (2011); co-author of www.post-turysta.pl, a project focusing on the responsible tourism (Post-turysta.pl - inicjatywy edukacyjne zwiększające świadomość Polaków dotyczącą globalnych współzależności oraz przyczyn i konsekwencji zachowań turystycznych), founded within the programme of Polish development cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (2013). She is a member of the editorial board of „Folia Turistica”, a scientific journal published by the University School of Physical Education in Krakow.