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Gender, Mobilities, Political economy
My research looks at 'global tourism competition'. More specifically, I am interested in how tourism destinations' competitive strategies to attract and satisfy global tourists (e.g. through marketing destination images, building new niche forms of tourism, the ?quality management' of service experiences, and price competition) are imagined, understood, experienced, interpreted, challenged, and utilized by tourism stakeholders and (in)formal tourism workers.
I am a PhD Candidate in Sociology with specialization in the areas of mobilities, tourism, gender, global political economy, and development.
The Making of 'Guatemágica': A qualitative study of 'global tourism competition' in Guatemala
I am currently acting as a tutor on a third year Sociology course called "Imaging the Body" (SOCL 317)
Past Teaching Includes:
'Introductory Sociology' SOCL101 (Lancaster, 2011-2012)
'The Feminist Economics of Trade' (Universität Kassel, 2008)
'Introduction to Globalization' (Universität Kassel, 2007-2008)
Masters in Global Political Economy, Universität Kassel, Germany
University Exchange, Universidad de las Américas, Mexico
Bachelors in Sociology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
My PhD is fully funded by a Lancaster University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Studentship.
Past Awards Include:
Canadian Bureau for International Education Scholarship (2006)
Simon Fraser University Undergraduate Open Scholarship (2005-2006)
Since 2007 I have been editing English language abstracts for the German Academic Journal 'Peripherie: Zeitschrift für Politik und Ökonomie in der Dritten Welt' (Münster, Germany).
Outside of my academic work I have experience in teaching, policy analysis, academic editing, communications, grant writing and fundraising, administration, human resources and quality management, working in a non-profit development organization, as well as many years working in the hotel/restaurant industry (which have been very influential in forming my research interests in tourism).
Dr. Anne-Marie Fortier
Professor John Urry
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