Celine Motzfeldt Loades

Academic Interests

  • Perceptions and cultural constructions of heritage
  • Tangible and intangible culture
  • Cultural constructions of culture, nature, identities
  • Responsible tourism (heritage-, cultural-, eco-, geo-, pro-poor tourism)
  • Sustainable development
  • Globalization and localization processes
  • The Slow Movement (Slow Food, Slow Time, Citta Slow (slow cities), sustainable cities, 'short-traveled food')
  • Cultural perceptions of quality of life
  • The anthropology of arts, crafts, architecture and aesthetics
  • International organizations (UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS)
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)

Regional Focus:

  • Southeast Europe (Croatia, the Balkans)
  • The Mediterranean (Italy)

Courses taught


Academic Background:

  • Master’s degree in Social Anthropology, the University of Oslo (2005)
  • Bachelor's degree in Social Anthropology and Communication Studies, Goldsmiths College, University of London (2002)

Work experience:

  • 2007-2008: Research administration at ARENA - Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo (economy/information executive)
  • 2006: Central administration, the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Oslo (information executive)


  • University of Dubrovnik, Croatia (Institute for Comminucations, Department of Art and Restoration)
Tags: Nature and Culture, Energy and Climate, Consumption and Wellbeing


  • Loades, Celine Motzfeldt (2016). Contested Places and Ambivalent Identities – Social Change and Development in UNESCO Enlisted Dubrovnik. Journal of Urban Culture Research.  ISSN 2228-8279.  Volume 12, s 20- 37 . doi: 10.14456
  • Loades, Celine Motzfeldt (2012). A Beautiful Burden? Identity Constructions in a Post-War Heritage City, In Kenneth Bo Nielsen & Kristian Bjørkdahl (ed.),  Development and Environment: Practices, Theories, Policies.  Akademisk Forlag.  ISBN 9788232100330.  9.  s 155 - 171

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  • Loades, Celine Motzfeldt (2005). Loades, C, 2005, Tempo Giusto - Slow Cities and the Revitalization of Locality in the Age of Globalization.

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