Hazel Tucker

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Dr Hazel Tucker is 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 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. Other areas of Hazel’s research and publishing include colonialism / postcolonialism, tours and tour guiding, the social dynamics of commercial hospitality, and the emotional and affective dimensions of tourism.

Along with a number of published articles in refereed journals and books, Hazel is author of Living With Tourism: Negotiating Identity in a Turkish Village (Routledge 2003), and co-editor of Tourism and Postcolonialism (Routledge 2004) and Commercial Homes in Tourism (Routledge (2009). Hazel teaches courses on tourist culture and research methodologies, as well as leading a Masters level ethnographic field school course in northern Thailand. Along with serving on the Editorial Board of several journals, Hazel is an Associate Editor for Annals of Tourism Research and Co-Vice President of the RC50 International Tourism Research Committee of the International Sociological Association.

She connects with the SDG agenda through her focus on tourism and poverty alleviation, gender, women and tourism work, and empowerment.

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