Forskningsområde: Turism och Nordliga rummet...
Dieter K. Müller holds a PhD from Umeå University and is now employed as professor. Currently, he is Deputy Vice-chancellor with special responsibility for research and research education within the Social Sciences and the Humanities.
Müller has research interests with respect to tourism and regional development, mobility and tourism in peripheral areas. His research interests specifically include almost all aspects of second homes and second home related mobility, Sami tourism, nature-based tourism, tourism labor markets, regional development and rural change particularly in Northern peripheries and Polar areas. A list of publications and bibliometric information is available on Google Scholar and a movie on his work on tourism in northern areas produced for TV4 News can be watched on YouTube.
Currently Müller is project leader for the following research projects:
- From Reindeer Herder to Tourist Entrepreneur: The Transformation of Sapmi as Geographical Process and Lived Experience (Marianne och Marcus Wallenberg Stiftelse)
- Coping with ‘Invisible’ Populations? How do Rural Municipalities Manage Impacts of Second home Ownership? (FORMAS)
Dieter K. Müller is the chair of International Geographical Union’s Commission on Tourism, Leisure and Global Change and has been a founding member of the International Polar Tourism Research Network (IPTRN). Moreover, he is the chairperson of the board of the Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University (ARCUM) and has been selected for Umeå University’s Young Researcher Awards (2009).
Besides these scientific affiliations Müller has been board member of ‘Stiftelsen för kunskapsfrämjande i turism’ (Foundation for the promotion of excellence in tourism), annually selecting the winner of Sweden's Great Tourism Award and the Scientific Advisory Board of ‘Landsbygdsnätverket’ (The Swedish Rural Network).
Moreover, Müller is one of the editors for Geographies of Tourism and Global Change, a forthcoming book series published by Springer, and Resource editor for the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism.
Furthermore Müller serves on the editorial board of the following journals:
- Current Issues in Tourism
- Tourism Geographies (Review Board)
- Matkailututkimus – The Finnish Journal of Tourism Research
- Tourism and Hospitality Management
- Croatian Geographical Bulletin
Current international cooperation implies links to researchers at the following research institutions:
- Department of Management, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
- Department of Geography, Oulu University, Finland
- Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, University of Hiroshima, Japan
- Department of Tourism Studies and Geography, University of Iceland
- Department of Sociology, Political Science and Community Planning, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
- Multidimensional Tourism Institute, University of Lapland, Finland
Müller, D.K., L.Lundmark & R.H. Lemelin (Eds.)(2013)
New Issues in Polar Tourism: Communities, Environments, Policies. Dordrecht: Springer
Grenier, A.A. & D.K. Müller (2011). Polar Tourism: A Tool for Regional Development. Montreal: Presses de l'Université du Québec.
Hall C.M., D.K. Müller & J. Saarinen (2009) Nordic Tourism: Issues and Cases. Bristol: Channel View.