Dr Allison Hui

Academic Fellow

Research Overview

My research is driven by a curiosity about changes in everyday life in the context of global mobilities of people, objects, and resources. I’m particularly interested in using theories of social practice to understand the dynamics of heterogeneous mobilities, and have studied cases of leisure, tourism, new media art and return migration. As a part of the DEMAND Centre, I work on projects looking at infrastructural adaptations and conceptualizing energy use in everyday life. I also have an interest in developing creative methodological and engagement tools for diverse communities, and will be contributing to this aspect of DEMAND’s work.

Concepts and methodologies for a new relational geography of energy demand: social practices, doing-places and settings
Hui, A., Walker, G. 3/10/2017 In: Energy Research and Social Science.
Journal article

Understanding the positioning of 'the electric vehicle consumer': variations in interdisciplinary discourses and their implications for sustainable mobility systems
Hui, A.T. 14/09/2017 In: Applied Mobilities.
Journal article

Traces of a mobile field: Ten years of mobilities research
Faulconbridge, J.R., Hui, A.T. 2017 London : Routledge. 174 p. ISBN: 9781138708587.

Traces of a mobile field. Ten years of mobilities research
Faulconbridge, J.R., Hui, A.T. 2017 In: Traces of a mobile field. London & New York : Routledge p. 1-14. ISBN: 9781138708587.

Variation and the intersection of practices
Hui, A. 2017 In: The nexus of practices. Routledge p. 52-67. 16 p. ISBN: 9781138675148, 9781138675155. Electronic ISBN: 9781315560816.

Hui, A., Schatzki, T., Shove, E. 6/12/2016 In: The nexus of practices. London : Routledge p. 1-8. 8 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Traces of a mobile field: ten years of mobilities research
Faulconbridge, J., Hui, A. 02/2016 In: Mobilities. 11, 1, 14 p.

The boundaries of interdisciplinary fields: temporalities shaping the past and future of dialogue between migration and mobilities research
Hui, A. 25/01/2016 In: Mobilities. 11, 1, p. 66-82. 17 p.
Journal article

Networks of home, travel and use during Hong Kong return migration: thinking topologically about the spaces of human–material practices
Hui, A. 10/2015 In: Global Networks. 15, 4, p. 536–552. 17 p.
Journal article

Hui, A. 2014 In: The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780415667715.

All this talk about lights hides bigger energy challenges
Hui, A., Shove, E. 13/11/2013
Other contribution

School holiday shake up brings unintended consequences
Shove, E., Hui, A., Walker, G. 24/10/2013
Other contribution

Moving with practices: the discontinuous, rhythmic and material mobilities of leisure
Hui, A. 2/09/2013 In: Social and Cultural Geography. 14, 8, p. 888-908. 21 p.
Journal article

Practices, movement and circulation: implications for sustainability
Hui, A. 03/2013 In: Sustainable practices. London : Routledge p. 89-102. 14 p. ISBN: 978-0-415-54065-0. Electronic ISBN: 978-0-203-07105-2.

Things in motion, things in practices: how mobile practice networks facilitate the travel and use of leisure objects
Hui, A. 2012 In: Journal of Consumer Culture. 12, 2, p. 195-215. 21 p.
Journal article

Understanding the 'intensive' in 'data intensive research':: Data flows in Next Generation Sequencing and Environmental Networked Sensors
McNally, R., Mackenzie, A., Hui, A., Tomomitsu, J. 2012 In: International Journal of Digital Curation. 7, 1, p. 81-94. 14 p.
Journal article

Placing nostalgia: the process of returning and remaking home
Hui, A. 05/2011 In: Ecologies of affect. Waterloo : Wilfrid Laurier University Press p. 65-84. 20 p. ISBN: 978-1-55458-258-7.

Many homes for tourism: re-considering spatializations of home and away in tourism mobilities
Hui, A. 1/12/2008 In: Tourist Studies. 8, 3, p. 291-311. 21 p.
Journal article