The Anthropology of Tourism and Heritage: A View from Latin America

Public lecture

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23. november 2016 at 11:00
ZRC SAZU, Dvorana Zemljepisnega muzeja, Gosposka 16, Ljubljana

Public lecture: The Anthropology of Tourism and Heritage: A View from Latin America

Carla Guerrón Montero, University of Delaware, USA

Anthropology has expanded and changed radically by including within its purview the study of tourism and heritage. In spite of the ubiquitous nature of traveling in anthropology, tourism and travel became subjects worthy of discussion relatively recently.  In this talk, the author discusses the current approaches of anthropology in connection with tourism studies, with emphasis on the state of tourism and heritage studies from an anthropological perspective in Latin America.

Assoc. Prof. Carla Guerrón Montero, PhD, Fulbright Senior Specialist in Slovenia, is a cultural and applied anthropologist trained in the United States and Latin America, and specialized in the anthropology of tourism, the anthropology of food, and the African diaspora. Dr. Guerrón Montero is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Delaware, with joint appointments in Latin American and Iberian Studies, Black American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She received a PhD degree in Cultural Anthropology and Latin American Studies from the University of Oregon; a Master of Arts degree in Applied Anthropology from Oregon State University (United States), and a Licenciatura degree in Socio-cultural Anthropology from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (Quito-Ecuador).

Discussant: Robert Baron, New York State Council of Folk Arts