Upcoming Events and Announcements

Friday, October 26

        Colloquium featuring Scott MacLeod
        (Professor of Anthropology, World University and School, Online (Bay Area)
        Title: Harbin and Avatar Bots: Robotics and Tourism
        [read more]

Tuesday, November 13

        Colloquium featuring Magdalena Banaszkiewicz
        (Assistant Professor, Institute of Intercultural Studies, Jagiellonian University
        Title: The Role of Stakeholders in the Reinterpretation of Dissonant Heritage
                of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
        [read more]

Call for Submissions

        Journal of Tourism History
        (Taylor and Francis, UK)
        [read more]


Tourism Imaginaries at the Disciplinary Crossroads: Place, Practice, Media. Maria Gravari-Barbas and Nelson Graburn (eds.) London: Routledge

Tourism Imaginaries: Anthropological Approaches. Noel Salazar and Nelson Graburn (eds.) London & New York: Berghahn [Now Available in Paperback, 2016]

2012 “Tourist Imaginaries/Imaginaires Touristiques” Special issue of Via@ International Interdisciplinary Review of Tourism [7 languages] 1 (1) Maria Gravari-Barbas and Nelson Graburn (eds.)

2011 “Imagined Landscapes of Tourism” Special issue of Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 9 (3). Nelson Graburn and Maria Gravari-Barbas (eds.)


By our Members

Recent Publication

Jenny Chio, A Landscape of Travel: The Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China (University of Washington, 2014). [read more]

In Press

Naomi Leite, Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging. Berkeley: University of California Press [due January 2017]

Curriculum Announcement

The SOAS, University of London, announces the SOAS MA in the Anthropology of Tourism and Travel [read more]

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The TSWG is always open to new core members. If you are engaged in academic research connected with any aspect of tourism or travel, enjoy cross-disciplinary collaboration, and will be in residence at a Northern California campus for the 2014-15 academic year, please contact us at to learn about how you can get involved.

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