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Faculty Profile

Dr. Carla Santos

Carla Santos


Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism

Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Affairs

Ph.D. Mass Communications

The Pennsylvania State University


Curriculum Vitae:

Dr. Santos' 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.

Her research interests include:

  • Socio-cultural and political aspects of tourism
  • Cultural sustainability
  • Heritage and tourism
  • Genealogical tourism
  • The personalized worlds of experience guided by tourism representations
  • The ideological forces that shape and organize tourism representations