Gustav Visser University of The Free State

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Gustav Visser University of The Free State

Curriculum Vitae
Gustav Etienne Visser
Gustav Visser University of The Free State, Department of Geography University of the Free StateP.O. Box 339Bloemfontein 9300(051) 401 3762 (work)(051) 401 3816 (fax)083 316 6032 (mobile)visserge@ufs.ac.za
Academic Appointments
 August 2009 – present 
Professor of Human Geography
Department of Geography, University of the Free State
October 2006 – July 2009
Associate Professor in Human Geography
Department of Geography, University of the Free State
 April 2005 – September 2006
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Department of Geography, University of the Free State
 January 2002 – March 2005
Lecturer in Human Geography
Department of Geography, University of the Free State
October 2000 – December 2001
Post-doctoral Fellow
School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of theWitwatersrand
October 2000 – September 2000
Research Assistant and Tutor
Department of Geography and the Environment, London School of Economics andPolitical Science, University of London
October 1997 – March 2000
Tutor
Gustav Visser University of The Free State, Department of Geography and the Environment, London School of Economics andPolitical Science, University of London
Education
Ph.D.
(Geography)
(2000)
Gustav Visser University of The Free State, London School of Economics and Political Science,University of London Thesis Title: Spatialities of social justice: reflections on South African Cities
M.A.
(Geographical Research)
(1996)
University of Stellenbosch Thesis Title: The Geography of guest houses in the Western Cape Province
B.A. Honours
(1994)
University of StellenboschMajors: (a) Geographical Information Systems; (b) Urban Geography
B.A.
 
(1993)
 
University of StellenboschMajors: (a) Human Geography; (b) Public and Development Management
1
Research Interests
Identity-based consumption and urban morphological change
 Tourism and development nexus
Critical reflections on South African Geographical Research
Publications Summary
Books – edited collections4
Book Chapters28
Refereed Articles71
Academic Commentary and Research Notes9
Research Reports14
Conference Papers38
Books
Visser G.
and Ferreira, S. (eds.) 2013:
Tourism and Crisis,
Routledge, London, pp. 206,ISBN 978-0-415-53376-8, published March 2013.
Visser G.
and Marias, L. (eds.), 2008:
Spatialities of urban change: selected themesfrom Bloemfontein at the beginning of the 21
st 
century 
, African SunMedia, Stellenbosch,pp. 224, ISBN 978-1-920109-45-5, published August 2008.Rogerson, C.M. and
Visser, G.
(eds.) 2007:
Urban tourism in the developing world: theSouth African experience.
 Transaction Press, New Brunswick and London, pp. 330, ISBN978-0-7658-0358-5, published January 2007.Rogerson, C.M. and
Visser, G.
(eds.) 2004:
Gustav Visser University of The Free State, Tourism and development issues incontemporary South Africa
. Africa Institute of South Africa, Pretoria, pp. 494, ISBN 0-7983-0182-1, published October 2004.
 Articles in Refereed Academic JournalsMajor papers
Visser, G.
2013: Challenging the gay ghetto in South Africa: Time to move on?
Geoforum
(in press).
Visser, G.
2013: Looking beyond urban poor: the new
terra incognita
for urbangeography.
Canadian Journal of African Studies
, 47,
75-93
.Hoogendoorn, G. and
Visser, G.
2012: Stumbling over researcher positionality andpolitical-temporal contingency in South African second homes tourism research.
Critical Arts
, 26(3), 253-271.Rogerson, C.M. and
Visser, G
. 2011: Rethinking South African urban tourism research.
Tourism Review International
, 15 77 – 90Hoogendoorn, G. and
Visser, G.
2011: Tourism, second homes and an emerging SouthAfrican post-productivist countryside,
Tourism Review International
, 15, 183-197.Hoogendoorn, G. and
Visser, G.
2011: Second homes and economic development issuesin small town South Africa,
Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sosiale Geografie
, 102(3),275-289.Hoogendoorn, G. and
Visser, G.
2010: Second home-led local economic development insmall town South Africa,
Development Southern Africa,
27(4), 547-562.Hoogendoorn, G. and
Visser, G.
2010: Second homes and small town development inSouth Africa,
Tourism Recreation Research
, 35(1), 53-64