Date/Time: Tue 14 Mar / 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Lecture Theatre H126

The pioneering work of two of the globe’s leading scholars working on critical investigations into the global tourism phenomena will be showcased. Dr. Stroma Cole will present insights into water and social justice in Bali and Dr. Freya Higgins-Desbiolles’ will examine food tourism as a pathway to decolonisation and alternative futures. Equity, gender empowerment, indigenous rights, sustainable tourism and community resilience will be discussed.

Dr Stroma Cole is a senior lecturer in Tourism Geography at the University of the West of England. She has undertaken tourism consultancy work for UNCTAD in Tanzania, UNEP in Brazil, UNDP in Sumatra, for the FCO in Mexico and for the EU in Rwanda. She was the Chair of Tourism Concern (2006-2012), a charity promoting ethical tourism, and is now a director of Equality in Tourism dedicated to ensuring women have an equal voice in and share of the benefits from tourism globally. 

Dr. Freya Higgins-Desbiolles is a non-Indigenous academic that has researched and taught on the subject of Indigenous engagement with tourism for nearly two decades. Her approach as a critical scholar is to seek the emancipatory capacities of collaborative research to co-create change for better futures. She currently is employed as a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management with the School of Management of the University of South Australia.


For Further Information Contact: Joseph Cheer  99034097

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