ABOUT VISITING SCHOLARS
The Tourism Studies Working Group welcomes the participation of scholars from outside the San Francisco Bay Area whose work touches on any aspect of tourism or travel, past or present.
However, we are administratively unable to serve as the primary institutional host for visiting scholars and post-doctoral researchers.
If you would like to spend a period of weeks, months, or semesters in residence with the TSWG, you must first direct your inquiry to the most appropriate academic unit on the UC Berkeley campus (for example, Anthropology, Geography, Economics, Ethnic Studies, History, etc.). Each department has its own requirements and procedures for visiting scholar applications.
If there is a particular member of the TSWG with whom you are interested in working, please write to that person directly, as she or he may be able to help you secure affiliation with the appropriate academic unit.
Once you have begun the application process, we welcome your inquiry regarding affiliation with the TSWG.
A NOTE REGARDING FUNDING
The Tourism Studies Working Group does not have funds available to support post-doctoral researchers or visiting scholars. In the past, visiting scholars have secured funding from academic, governmental, and private foundations.
Lu Jin (2009-2011)
Madina Regnault (2010-2011)
Kojun "Jun" Ueno Senseri (2010)
Bertrand Réau (2009)
Lina Tegtmeyer (2009)
Rongling Ge (2007-2009)
Jinfu Zhang (2007)
David Crouch (2007)
David Picard (2006)
Rodrigo Grunewald (2005-06)
Ph.D Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Xiamen University, China
Topic: Ecomuseums and rural tourism in Guizhou
Lu Jin is a Ph.D candidate at Xiamen University and a visiting scholar
at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 2009-2011. Her research interests
focus on the anthropology of museums, tourism anthropology, heritage
theories, and ecological anthropology. Her current work focuses
on a new form of museum known as "ecomuseums," questioning
to what extent they preserve material cultures better than traditional
museums. Based on research in ecomuseums in Guizhou, China, she
explores how ethnic identity is formed and the role of the ecomuseum
in preserving ethnic cultures, the interaction between inhabitants
of a community and their living space, and conflict between tourism
and preservation of ethnic cultures.
Ph.D. Candidate, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences, Paris, France
Topic: Cultural Policies and Tourism in French Overseas Territories (La Reunion, Mayotte)
Coming from a Political Science background (Master Degree from the Sorbonne - Paris 1), Madina Regnault is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Development Studies at the EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris) and a Visiting Scholar in Anthropology at UC Berkeley. Based on a multidisciplinary approach, her works analyze the political and identity issues of cultural tourism promotion in Reunion Island and Mayotte Island, the two French territories located in the Western Indian Ocean.
"Jun" Ueno Sunseri
Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
is a broadly-trained anthropological archaeologist, with foundations
in spatial analysis, zooarchaeology, and ceramic analysis, having
field experience in New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, California, and
South Africa. His research interests focus on the relationships
between colonization and the historical transformation of indigenous
landscapes, foodways, and identities.
research explores how 18th Century New Mexicans’ lived experiences
as members of different communities of practice patterned their
material record in accordance and in tension with ascribed casta
identities on frontiers far from direct enforcement by Spanish Colonial
officials. His work uses multiple, complementary lines of evidence
of varied types and spatial scales, including: 1) analysis of archaeological
faunal and ceramic assemblages related to domestic foodways and
2) GIS analysis of remote sensing, survey, and excavation data to
recognize patterning of the tactical, engineered, and ritual landscapes
of his study area. By placing these suites of data in dialogue with
each other as well as oral and documentary history, Jun has challenged
previous explanations of the ways that frontier communities expressed
various facets of their identities in different contexts and scales
of social performance. In this way, late colonial archaeological
sites, the cultural processes that created them, and the histories
of contemporary communities which have long been dichotomized as
“Spanish” or “Indian” are approached in more nuanced and textured
Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Lyon
Topic: Sustainable tourism
Period: April-May, 2009
MA Candidate, JFK Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin, Germany
Topic: Representing urban America
Period: January-April, 2009
Lina Tegtmeyer is a doctoral candidate at the Graduate School for North American Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. She combines cultural studies, urban studies and critical tourism studies to research the image of place of undesired urban spaces of exclusion. Her current research interests center around tourism in regard to: urban spaces and suburbia, capitalism, exclusion, post-industrial aesthetics and semiotics of decay, visual representations, relation between cities and consumption, concepts of work, typography and commercial signs in public space. In her dissertation, she analyzes the aesthetics of failure in selected tourism imagery and everyday visual products of Detroit and New York City to understand social and cultural meanings of urban decay in relation to tourism. She is interested in theories of urban growth and decline, of shrinking cities (Oswalt et al.) and relations to tourism through pictures.
She holds a Magistra Artium in North American Studies and Latin American Literature from Freie Universität Berlin. In her Mag. thesis, she examined the genre of touristic postcards.
In 2012, she started a travel drawing blog that can be visited and/or followed at:
tegtmeyer (at) gsnas.fu-berlin.de
Topic: World heritage sites
Assistant Professor, Department of Tourism, Xiamen University, China
Topic: Development and social impact of tourism in Tibet; sacred journeys and religious lives
Period: January-December, 2007
Visting Professor, Universities of Karlstad and Kalmar, Sweden; Professor, Cultural Geography, and Director, Applied Research Group in Tourism, University of Derby, UK.
Co-editor, The Media and the Tourist Imagination (Routledge, 2005)
Co-editor, Visual Culture and Tourism (Berg, 2003)
Editor, Leisure/Tourism Geographies (Routledge, 1999)
Period: April-May, 2007
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds University, UK.
Co-editor, Festivals, Tourism and Social Change (Channel View Publications, 2006)
Co-author, Tourism, Culture and Sustainable Development (UNESCO, 2006)
Period: September-December, 2006
Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
Editorial Board, Annals of Tourism Research
"Tourism and Cultural Revival." Annals of Tourism Research 29 (2002)
Period: September 2005-August 2006