Stories of a Death Tourist


  • Jessica Auchter University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Author Biography

Jessica Auchter, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Dr. Jessica Auchter is UC Foundation Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her research focuses on visual politics and culture. Her book, The Politics of Haunting and Memory in International Relations (Routledge, 2014), examines memorialization and the politics and ethics of being haunted by the dead. Her work also appears in Critical Studies on Security, Journal of Global Security Studies, International Affairs, Journal for Cultural Research, Global Discourse, Human Remains and Violence, Review of International Studies, and International Feminist Journal of Politics, among others, and in several edited volumes. She is currently working on a book manuscript on the global politics of dead bodies. When she was a child, she would hold her breath any time she passed a cemetery, because she was afraid of ghosts. Her work has been haunted ever since. Jessica can be reached at




How to Cite

Auchter, J. (2018). Stories of a Death Tourist. Journal of Narrative Politics, 4(2). Retrieved from