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Jennie Germann Molz

 

Germann Molz

 

Sociology and Anthropology
 

Professor 
Ph.D., Lancaster University

Fields: mobilities, cosmopolitanism, globalization, technology, travel and tourism, digital nomads, mobile families, educational travel, critical hospitality studies


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Email: jmolz@holycross.edu
Office Phone: 508-793-3596
Office: Beaven 215
PO Box: 78A
Office HoursMondays 10:30-noon; Tuesdays 1-2:30pm; and by appointment

 

Jennie Germann Molz is a Professor of Sociology. She received her PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University in England where she subsequently held a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe). Her research interests include tourism mobilities and mobile technologies; mobile families and educational travel; hospitality and the ethics of welcoming strangers; global citizenship, home, and belonging; food, consumption, and identity; and mobile methodologies. She is co-editor of the journal Hospitality & Society. Her publications include Travel Connections: Technology, Tourism and Togetherness in a Mobile World (Routledge) and Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests: Alternative Ontologies for Future Hospitalities (Palgrave Macmillan), and most recently, The World is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and the Rise of Worldschooling (NYU Press).

Courses:

  • The Sociological Perspective
  • The Development of Social Theory
  • Global Culture & Society 
  • Sociology of Travel & Tourism
  • Sociology of Emotion
  • A Global Sense of Home
  • Family Life in Turbulent Times

 

Recent Publications:

Books

Jennie Germann Molz. 2021. The World is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and the Rise of Worldschooling. New York: NYU Press.

Soile Veijola,  Jennie Germann Molz , Alexander Grit, Olly Pyyhtinen & Emily Höckert. 2014. Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests: Alternative Ontologies for Future Hospitalities. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Jennie Germann Molz. 2012. Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World. New York and London: Routledge.

 

Journal Articles

Jennie Germann Molz. 2021. Tout (est) Mobile: Convergence et distinction dans les modes de vie mobiles des familles pratiquant l’éducation par le voyage//Mobile Everything: Convergence and Distinction in the Mobile Lifestyles of Worldschooling Families. Anthropologie et Sociétés, 44(2: 61-86.

Jennie Germann Molz. 2018. Discourses of Scale in Network Hospitality: From the Airbnb Home to the Global Imaginary of “Belong Anywhere.” Hospitality & Society, 8(3): 229-251.

Jennie Germann Molz. 2017. Learning to Feel Global: Exploring the Emotional Geographies of Worldschooling. Emotion, Space and Society, 23(May 2017): 16-25.

Jennie Germann Molz. 2017. Giving Back, Doing Good, Feeling Global: The Affective Flows of Family Voluntourism. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 46(3): 334-360.

Jennie Germann Molz.2016. Making a Difference Together: Discourses of Transformation in Family Voluntourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 24(3): 805-823.

Jennie Germann Molz. 2015. Giving Back, Doing Good, Feeling Global: The Affective Flows of Family Voluntourism. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography , online first October 16, 2015 , doi:10.1177/0891241615610382

Jennie Germann Molz  & Cody Morris Paris. 2015. The Social Affordances of Flashpacking: Exploring the Mobility Nexus of Travel and Communication.   Mobilities . 10(2): 173-192.  

Winner: IFITT (International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism) Journal Article of the Year Award, ENTER 2014