Stijn Reijnders is Full Professor of "Cultural Heritage, in Particular in Relation to Tourism and Popular Culture" at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.
His research focuses on the intersection of media, culture and tourism. Currently he leads two large, international research projects: “Worlds of Imagination”, funded by the European Research Council, and “Locating Imagination” funded by the Dutch Science Foundation.
He has published many research papers and two monographs entitled "Holland op de Helling" (2006) – recipient of the national NeSCoR dissertation award – and "Places of the Imagination. Media, Tourism, Culture" (2011). In addition, Reijnders has co-edited "The Ashgate Research Companion to Fan Cultures" (2014), "Film Tourism in Asia: Evolution, Transformation and Trajectory" (2017) and "Locating Imagination in Popular Culture: Place, Tourism and Belonging" (exp. 2020/21).
Furthermore, he serves as Vice-Dean of Research of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC), member of the Supervisory Board of Museum Rotterdam, and Chair of the Popular Communication Division of the Netherlands Flanders Communication Association (NEFCA). Recently, he co-founded the new Masters programme "Tourism, Culture & Society".
AS (Apoorva) Nanjangud & SL (Stijn) Reijnders (2021) - ‘I felt more homely over there … ’: analysing tourists’ experience of Indianness at Bollywood Parks Dubai - Current Issues in Tourism, 1-15 - doi: 10.1080/13683500.2021.1968804
Abby Waysdorf & Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Immersion, authenticity and the theme park as social space: Experiencing the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - International Journal of Cultural Studies, 21 (1), 173-188 - doi: 10.1177/1367877916674751
Maloe Sniekers & Stijn Reijnders (2012) - Guilty houses: a comparative research of the infamous homes of the Wests (UK), Dutroux (BE) and Fritzl (AT)
Maloe Sniekers & Stijn Reijnders (2012) - Guilty Houses. Dealing with Places of Crime in Belgium (Dutroux), the United Kingdom (Wests), and Austria (Fritzl)
Y Dung & Stijn Reijnders (2012) - Paris Off Screen: Analyzing the Chinese Tourist Experience of Cinematic Paris.
Stijn Reijnders (2012) - Close Encounters. Rituals of Proximity in the Age of Celebrity
Maloe Sniekers & Stijn Reijnders (2011) - In the grip of Dutroux: Dealing with guilty landscape in Belgium
Stijn Reijnders (2011) - Stalking the count. Fandom and tourism
Stijn Reijnders (2010) - Becoming Bond: Tourism, Masculinity and the Authority of the Media
Stijn Reijnders (2010) - Inside the Guilty Landscapes of the Television Detective
Stijn Reijnders (2010) - A Quantum of Solace. Inside the Liminal Landscape of Bond
Stijn Reijnders (2010) - Collecting the Contemporary in the Imagined City
Stijn Reijnders (2010) - On the Trail of 007. Media Pilgrimages into the world of James Bond
Stijn Reijnders (2009) - Imagining the city. An ethnography of the TV detective tour.
Stijn Reijnders (2009) - Places of the imagination. An ethnography of the TV detective tour
Stijn Reijnders (2009) - Beyond Imagination. Tourism & Popular Culture
Stijn Reijnders (2009) - Baantjer's Amsterdam: Inside the TV detective Tour
Stijn Reijnders (2009) - On the trail of 007. Media pilgrimages into the World of James Bond
Stijn Reijnders & Nicky Es (11 October 2013) - Stijn Reijndes en Nicky van Es over het onderzoeksproject 'Locating Imagination' - Interview
Stijn Reijnders (8 June 2011) - Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme - Interview
Stijn Reijnders (5 May 2010) - Stijn Reijnders over mediatoerisme - Interview
Stijn Reijnders (2019) - Media Tourism: Imagination, Home, Travel - Invited lecture at the "Pages, screens and postcards: media and literary tourism in the Anglophone world" symposium at the Universitat de les Illes Balears
Stijn Reijnders (2019) - Places in Mind: Media Tourism, Imagination, Everyday Life - Keynote speech at the "Constructing places: imagination, heritage and identities" symposium at the University of Glasgow
Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Places in Mind: Imaginative Practices in Everyday Life - Invited lecture at the Centre for Historical Culture, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Places in Mind: Imaginative Practices in Everyday Life - International Tourism and Media Conference
Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Places in Mind: Imaginative Practices in Everyday Life. - Paper presented at the "International Tourism and Media Conference"
Stijn Reijnders (2018) - Worlds of Imagination. Film Tourism in a Globalized World - Presentation at the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschappen
Stijn Reijnders (2017) - Project Launch: Worlds of Imagination - Presentation at the "Locating Imagination" conference
Stijn Reijnders (2016) - Stories that Move: Media Tourism in a Globalized World - Invited Lecture at the Culture, Media and Society Seminar Series at Leuven University