Liselle Milazzo, Ph.D.

(She, Her, Hers)
Liselle Milazzo
Assistant Professor of Community Recreation, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management
Cloverly, 202
Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001

Dr. Milazzo is an interdisciplinary tourism and leisure scholar whose research focuses on examining the popular culture practices of ageographic communities (including fan communities, subculture communities, and brand communities) to address the socio-cultural impact of tourism on the world. 

  • Socio-Cultural Impacts of Tourism
  • Popular Culture
  • Fanship and Fan Communities
  • Entertainment and Leisure
  • The personalized worlds of experience guided by popular culture

Articles Published in Refereed Journals

Milazzo, L. (2023). Fanship as a Form of Liminoid Leisure. Leisure Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/01490400.2023.2273967 

Milazzo, L. (2023). From Home to Hogsmeade: A Phenomenological Study of Liminoidity in Media Tourism. Annals of Tourism Research. DOI: 

Yeager, E., Soulard, J., Deale, C., & Milazzo, L. (2023). Building rural resilience with peer-to-peer accommodations. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. DOI: 

Milazzo, L. and Santos, S. (2022). Fanship and imagination: The transformation of everyday spaces into Lieux D’Imagination. Annals of Tourism Research.* 

Encyclopedia Entry 

Santos, C., & Milazzo, L. (2024). Cultural representation, Tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. (2nd edition). [In Press - forthcoming 2024]. 

Manuscripts Accepted for Publication 

Milazzo, L., & Soulard, J. Bridging Disciplinary Perspectives on Transformation: Epistemologically Evaluating Liminality and Transformative Learning. Annals of Tourism Research, 50th Anniversary Volume of Annals of Tourism Research. [Accepted December 2023]. 

Manuscripts Submitted for Publication 

Zeng, S., Milazzo, L., & Zhang, X. Understanding Crafted Narratives of Tourists Negative Experience Recovery Process. Annals of Tourism Research. 

Ph.D. in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign 
M.A. in Anthropology of Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage, SOAS University of London
B.A. in History, Keene State College

RPTM 120: Leisure and Human Behavior
RPTM 236: Leadership and Group Dynamics