Dr Juliane Thieme joined Kent Business School as a PhD student on a Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship, and after completing her PhD, is now a Lecturer in Management. She holds a Master’s degree in Tourism, Environment and Development from King’s College London, and a German undergraduate degree in Business Administration focused on Marketing, Events and Sports Management. Previous to joining academia, Juliane worked as a practitioner in marketing and advertising, mostly within the fields of tourism and leisure.
Dr Juliane Thieme’s research is centred around tourism in general, tourism in developing countries, the political economy of tourism, especially concerning the changing power relations in developing tourism destinations. Her research is focussed on small-scale actors such as tourism SME’s, independent travellers and backpackers, and the local community. Her research endeavours have taken her on various fieldwork trips to Colombia, and she is very much interested in the development of tourism in Latin America.
Juliane's teaching experience in the fields of International Business, Management, and Strategy. She links current events, discussions and research with her teaching, while also including social media such as Twitter to enhance the student experience and to provide additional information.