Julia Hieske

julia-photoHaving studied and taught lots of things in lots of places (i.e. German, English, Spanish and Comparative literature in Cologne, Dublin, Cambridge and Bonn), Julia came to realise that tourism is a curious beast which is why she is now a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. Her research interests cover the history and literature of travel (particularly to Mexico); late nineteenth- to early twentieth-century travel guidebooks; and the sociocultural implications of tourism in Porfirian Mexico and beyond. Her doctoral research focuses on the creation and reception of travel guidebooks in the late Porfiriato and their influence on U.S. and British tourism to Mexico during the first half of the twentieth century. 

Follow her on twitter at @jule_catrin 


“From London to Afghanistan in a Beat-Up Minivan” – How Travel Guidebooks Manage to Gain Our Trust

‘Be Yourself, We Won’t Tell’: Some Thoughts on HBO’s Westworld and the Curiosities of Tourism to Mexico