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Dr Henrik Linden

Senior Lecturer

Tourism Hospitality and Entertainment Management, Business and Law

Henrik is the Programme Leader for the BA in Tourism Management. He holds a PhD from King's College London and specialises in cultural tourism, destination branding, marketing, consumerism and arts management.

    Henrik started working at UEL in 2015 and is the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons.) in Tourism Management. He joined from London Metropolitan University, where he worked between 2010 and 2015. His research interests include cultural tourism, media representations, consumerism, art criticism and arts management. Henrik holds a PhD in Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) from King's College London, an MA from Uppsala University and a BA from Stockholm University. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    Henrik's experience include organising and managing a variety of events, mainly in a non-profit museum context but also concerts and club nights. Among Henrik’s previous employers are The Nobel Museum and The Swedish Institute for Children’s Books (both in Stockholm), and he has also worked on a project for The Morgan Library & Museum (New York).


    Henrik's doctoral research focused on the art critic as mediator of contemporary African art in Britain, and he is currently working on a book about fans and fan cultures in relation to tourism, consumerism and social media. He has presented conference papers on a variety of topics, including football fandom and the meaning of place, and media representations of contemporary art and culture.


    Linden, H. and S. Linden (forthcoming, 2016) Fans and Fan Cultures: Tourism, Consumerism and Social Media. London: Palgrave Macmillan

    Linden, H. (2014) The Usefulness of a Critical Discourse Analysis Approach to the Study of Newspaper Reviews of Contemporary African Art in Britain, The International Journal of Arts History and Theory, Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 29-39

    Linden, H. (2011) "What Do I Know?": How British and Swedish Newspaper Art Critics Approach Contemporary African Art, London Journal of Tourism, Sport and Creative Industries, Vol. 5, Ed. 6, pp. 33-37


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    Representations of cultures and ideas; City and destination branding, with a particular focus on cultural aspects and strategies;  Consumer culture and cities as places of consumption; Cultural tourism; Arts management; Fans and fan cultures (particularly in relation to popular culture, social media and the experience economy); Contemporary visual art and global art markets; Art criticism.



    Museums, Heritage and Cultural Tourism

    Culture, Mobility and the Tourist Landscape

    Destination Marketing

    Service Sector Marketing