TOURISM STUDIES WORKING GROUP COLLOQUIUM SERIES
University of California, Berkeley
Note: unless otherwise indicated, all colloquia are held in the Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall, at 4 PM.
Friday, September 22
Fall Opening Reception and Organizational Meeting. All graduate students, faculty, and post-doctoral researchers involved in the academic study of tourism and travel are welcome to attend.
Friday, October 13
Friday, October 20
Prof. Cristina Bacchilega (Chair, English, University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Title: "Producing a Legendary Hawai‘i: Tradition and Translation in the Promotion of a U.S. Territory as Tourist Destination."
Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Folklore Roundtable.
Prof. Alex Saragoza (Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley) Friday, November 3
Title: "Golfing in the Desert: Los Cabos and the Turn in Mexican Tourism."
Dr. David Picard (Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam University, UK) Friday, December 1
Title: "On Oakley Sunglasses, Fish Tattoos, and Salvage Anthropologists: Coral Reef Protection and Transculturation in a Madagascan Village."
Dr. Alexis Bunten (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Anthropology, UC Berkeley) Wednesday, December 6
Title: "Sharing Culture or Selling Culture? Developing the "Commodified Persona" in the Heritage Industry."
Rachel Giraudo (Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology, UC Berkeley)
Title: "Tourism and Cultural Heritage at the Tsodilo Hills: Marketing Intangibility at the Mountain of the Gods."
Friday, January 26, 10AM - 5PM
States of Tourism: Mexico and Cuba. A day-long symposium.
Program and Additional Information
Friday, February 23
Prof. Athinodoros Chronis (Business Administration, CSU-Stanislaus) Friday, March 2
Title: "Gettysburg Toured and Imagined: Contesting and Shaping American Mythology in a Civil War Battlefield.”
Dr. Aaron Glass (Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology, University of British Columbia) Friday, March 16
Title: "On 'Sharing Culture': The Political Economy of Intercultural Display and the Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) Hamat'sa Dance."
Co-sponsored by the Canadian Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology.
Prof. Robert Davidson (Spanish and Portuguese, University of Toronto) Friday, April 13
Title: "War in Abeyance: The Habana Libre Hotel."
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Dr. Erica Wilson (Tourism and Hospitality Management, Southern Cross University, Australia) Friday, April 20
Title: "Don't Go There! The 'Geography of Women's Fear' and Solo Travel."
Prof. Bertram Gordon (History, Mills College) Friday, April 27
Title: "Chocolate Tourism: A Problem in Historical Anthropology."
Prof. David Crouch (Cultural Geography, University of Derby, UK)
Title: "Flirting with Space: The Fleshiness of Journeys, Encounters, and Their Creativity."