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Biography

I am a critical tourism scholar and Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality at Northumbria University, United Kingdom. My research attends to material-affective atmospheres, and the imbrications of spatiotemporality and more-than-human agencies in nature-based tourism and protected areas. My research is contextualized by the contemporary geologic era of planetary-wide environmental crises, anthropogenic inscription, and precarity - the Anthropocene. I engage posthumanism and non-representational praxis in my research as philosophical, theoretical, and methodological spaces for thinking-with and researching-with nonhumans. I am particularly interested in more-than-human conservation possibilities - in tourism and as an embodied ethics for living and being-with nonhumans. 

Research interests

My research interests include:

  • Critical tourism topics (broadly)

  • Human-nature encounters and relationships (broadly)

  •  Community-led research

  • Naturescapes, protected areas, and parks

  • Unsettling and decolonizing tourism practices and research

  • Tourism, climate change, and the Anthropocene

  • Posthuman philosophical, theoretical, and methodological approaches

  • Multi-modal, qualitative methodological practices, sensory attunement, and novel (re)presentational practices

  • Embodied relational research 

  • Possibilties of more-than-human conservation futures attuned to nonhuman agencies, affectivity and atmospheres, and troubling chrono- and spatio-normativity in research -with relations. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Becoming with more-than-human protected areas, University of Waterloo

7 Sept 201828 Nov 2023

Award Date: 3 Jun 2024

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