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Sarah Becklake, our newest associate

Sarah Becklake, our newest associate

Sarah’s research interests include development politics, corporeal mobilities, human security, inequalities, and embodiments, with a focus on Central America. Sarah has worked on policy and research projects for various international organisations, has taught courses in feminist political economy, gender studies, and sociology, and has presented her research at numerous international conferences. Sarah has a PhD in Sociology (Lancaster University, UK), and is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Lancaster University (2017), having previously finished her MA in Global Political Economy…

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Maud Kumbirayi Masiyiwa

Maud Kumbirayi Masiyiwa

Maud’s mission is to encourage uplifting women in Africa to key decision-making positions, transparent ownership within the tourism industry, and handing the baton over to the younger female entrants. She has widespread training and development experience with a focus on Small Micro and Medium Enterprise(SMME) development: read more here. Maud has worked on AgriTourism projects, Women and Youth Empowerment Initiatives, National Tourism Clustering Market Plans, Community Based Tourism initiatives, and Local Tourism Development Strategy plans to name but a few….

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Sarah Junker

Sarah Junker

Sarah is a marketing and communications specialist with agency and in-house experience and a MSc in Development Studies. Her dissertation focused on the gendered labour market in the global tourism sector, with special focus on how both migration and traditional care work influence career opportunities within the industry. Sarah has focused on tourism studies and gender dimensions throughout her studies and was able to gain insight into the industry whilst working closely with tour operators and destinations for 5 years….

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Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker

Hazel Tucker is Associate Professor in Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and specialises in the area of tourism’s influences on socio-cultural relationships and change. Originally from the UK, Hazel conducted her PhD research (Social Anthropology, University of Durham, UK) on tourism development in Cappadocia, central Turkey. Since then, Hazel has continued to be engaged in a longitudinal ethnographic study in that region of Turkey, exploring issues concerning gender and women’s involvement in tourism work, host-guest interaction and…

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Dr Hamira Zamani-Farahani

Dr Hamira Zamani-Farahani

Hamira Zamani-Farahani has worked as a tourism researcher, writer, consultant, lecturer and entrepreneur for several years. She holds a PhD in Tourism Management from Malaya University in Malaysia. She has worked as a Consultant for governmental, nongovernmental and academic institutions in Iran and abroad. Hamira is founder and managing director of the Astiaj Tourism Consultancy & Research Centre in Tehran. Astiaj, founded in 2001 as an independent tourism, leisure and hospitality consultancy company, provides a wide range of professional services…

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Ana Lydia Fernandez Layos

Ana Lydia Fernandez Layos

Ana Lydia has over 17 years’ experience working in the promotion of gender equity and women and girls´ rights. Director of the organisation Opcionate -Mejora tu vida. Mejora el Mundo (Make Your Choice, Improve your life, Improve the world), she works to promote gender equality, social justice, institutional change and personal and collective empowerment through research, training, therapy, policy analysis, advocacy, project management and evaluation at the international and national level in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. Ana Lydia…

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