Carla A Santos
Research and Professional Interests
Dr. Santos is the co-director of the Tourism Lab for Economic and Social Behavior Research. She serves on the editorial boards of Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Culture and Communication, and the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Her research program is focused on the examination of communicative practices (from mass mediated narratives to the face-to-face dyad) as a means of addressing the socio-political and cultural impact of tourism on the world's people and cultures.
Research InterestsSocio-cultural and political aspects of tourism.The personalized worlds of experience guided by tourism representations.The ideological forces that shape and organize tourism representations.
- Ph.D., Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, 2002
- RST 330 - Leisure and Consumer Culture
- RST 351 Social and Cultural Aspects of Tourism development
- RST 530 Critical Issues in Tourism