Dr Allison Hui

Lecturer in Sociology

Research Overview

My research takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of contemporary cultural consumption. By addressing cases which straddle the boundaries of established social categories – such as home/away, leisure/tourism/migration, everyday routines/exceptions – I explore how varied temporalities and spatialities of consumption arise as the unintended consequences of everyday social practices. My work involves moving beyond simplistic understandings of how ‘consumers’ or ‘travellers’ or ‘audiences’ behave, and identifying the value of situating individuals and their consumption in The Nexus of Practices (2017). Recent work has focused upon the consumption of energy (2018) and interdisciplinary portrayals of EV consumers and migrants.

DEMAND: Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand
01/05/2013 → 30/06/2019

Critical Geographies, DEMAND - Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand

+44 (0)7810 433181
  • CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
  • Migrancy Research Group