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
Research

Mobile Utopia
Participation in conference

International Journal of Comparative Sociology (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Travel Behaviour and Society (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Mobilities (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Mobilities (Journal)
Editorial activity

Tourism Geographies (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Transport Policy (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Theory, Culture and Society (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Transport Geography (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Science, Technology, and Human Values (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Consumer Culture (Journal)
Publication peer-review

ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI) (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Transfers (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Space and Culture (Journal)
Publication peer-review

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

  • CeMoRe - Centre for Mobilities Research
  • Migrancy Research Group