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Dr. Nora Winsky

Senior Lecturer (Akademische Rätin auf Zeit), currently on leave
E-Mail: nora.winsky[at]
Phone: ++49(0)761 203-3502
Room: 102


Research Interests

  • Social and Cultural Geographie
  • Geographies of Ageing
  • Geographies of Care
  • Tourism Studies
  • Qualitative Methods of Social Research, Ethnographic Research

Lecturing and Teaching Activities

  • Seminars: Tourism Research in Human Geography, Methods in Human Geography
  • Project studies: Neighbourhood Life in Strasbourg, Tourism in den Black Forest
  • Regional focus: Freiburg, Black Forest, Upper Rhine Region

Fellow in Advisory Councils and Committees

  • Member of the Working Group “Qualitative Methods in Geography and Spatially Sensitive Social and Cultural Research” in the German Society for Geography (DGfG)
  • Member of the Working Group “Tourism Research” in the German Society for Geography (DGfG)
  • Member of the Urban Research Group “New Urban Tourism”, Georg-Simmel Center for Metropolitan Studies

Honors and Awards

  • 10/2022 Ralf Dahrendorf Prize of the Badische Zeitung (work on Upper Rhine regional studies from the fields of social, cultural, historical, forestry and environmental sciences)
  • 10/2020 Teaching Fellowship at the University College Freiburg for the conception of an interdisciplinary course on science reflection in the field of science-technology-society


  • Since 11/2022
   Senior Lecturer (Akademische Rätin auf Zeit), Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg
  • 05/2022
   PhD (Dr. phil.), “Tourism Worlds On- and Offline: On the Mediatisation of Tourist Practices in Freiburg and the Black Forest Region”
  • 06/2019 – 02/2022
   Practical training and transdisciplinary project at the Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe (FWTM)
  • 10/2018 – 09/2022
   Doctoral candidate and research assistant at the graduate research group “New Travel – New Media”, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, University of Freiburg
  • 05/2017 - 09/2018
   Research assistant at the Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography and at CRC 1015 Otium. Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices (sub-project “Experiencing Places and Moments of Otium in Contemporary European City Tourism”)
  • 2011 - 2018
   Studies in Geography and German Philology, University of Freiburg

Science Communication and Media Presence

  • SWR aktuell, SWR2 (11/24/2022): „Sind Instagrammer die neuen Schwarzwaldmaler?“ online:
  • Badische Zeitung (10/22/2022): „Instagrammer sind die Schwarzwaldmaler von heute“ – Interview. online:
  • netzwerk südbaden (02/2022): Die Ruhe vor dem nächsten Ansturm? Zwei Jahre Pandemie haben unser Leben auf den Kopf und unsere Belastbarkeit auf die Probe gestellt. online:
  • Badische Zeitung (11/11/0021): „Eine schöne Bescherung. Welche Auswirkungen die Nennung von Freiburg im Reiseführer Lonely Planet auf die Stadt hat.“ online:
  • SWR aktuell (10/20/2021): „Landleben und Luxus aus dem Bauernhof.“ online: