Keynote Speakers

Professor David Harrison

Middlesex University, UK

David Harrison has spent most of his academic life as a social scientist with a primary interest in developing societies. Since the publication of his ‘The Sociology of Modernisation and Development’ (1988), he has focused on the role of tourism as a development tool, especially in small states and islands. He is on the Editorial board of several tourism journals, including Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Recreation Research Current Issues

in Tourism and Tourism, Culture and Communication. His most recent publications have been Mass Tourism in a Small World, co-edited with Richard Sharpley. and a four volume series, Tourism in East and Southeast Asia, co-edited with Victory King and Jerry Eades. From 2008 until 2014, David was Professor of Tourism and Head of School of Tourism and Hospitality Management in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji. Since then he has been professor of Tourism at Middlesex University, London. Over the years, he has supervised nineteen successful Ph.D students and hundreds of other postgraduates, and has carried out empirical research in the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, South-East Asia (Lao PDR, Cambodia and Viet Nam) and several islands in the South Pacific (primarily Fiji).


Professor Dallen J. Timothy

Arizona State University, USA

Dr. Dallen J. Timothy is Professor of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University (USA), and Senior Sustainability Scientist at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability. He is also a visiting professor at the American University of Rome graduate school; the University of Girona, Spain, in the European Master of Tourism Management program; Luoyang Normal University, China; Beijing Union

University, China; and Indiana University (USA), Department of Geography. He was previously a visiting professor at the University of Sunderland (UK) and at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Professor Timothy is the editor of the Journal of Heritage Tourism and serves on the editorial boards of 20 additional social science research journals. He is commissioning editor for the book series Cultural Heritage and Tourism (Routledge) and co-commissioning editor over three book series published by Channel View Publications. Professor Timothy has published many books and research articles on various aspects of cultural heritage, food and culture, religious tourism, shopping, geopolitics and human mobility, community-based tourism and empowerment, migration, and globalization. He has worked in various capacities in more than 100 countries and has ongoing research projects in North America, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East on various aspects of heritage tourism, borders and religious tourism.


Professor Shinji Yamashita

Teikyo Heisei University, Japan

Shinji Yamashita is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tokyo, and Professor of Tourism Studies at Teikyo Heisei University, Japan. He was also President of the Japanese Society of Ethnology (currently the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology) from1996 to 1998. His research focuses on the dynamics of culture in the process of globalization, especially in relation to international tourism and transnational

migration in East and Southeast Asia. His recent works include Tourism and Cultural Development in Asia and Oceania (co-ed. with Kadir H. Din and Jerry S. Eades, Malaysia National University Press, 1997), Globalization in Southeast Asia: Local, National, and Transnational Perspectives (co-ed. with Jerry S. Eades, Berghahn Books, 2003), Bali and Beyond: Explorations in the Anthropology of Tourism (translated by J.S. Eades, Berghahn Books, 2003), The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia (co-ed. with Joseph Bosco and Jerry S. Eades, Berghahn Books, 2004), “Transnational Migration of Women: Changing Boundaries of Contemporary Japan,” In: Multiculturalism in the New Japan: Crossing the Boundaries Within (ed. by Nelson H. H. Graburn, John Ertl, and R. Kenji Tierney, Berghahn Books, 2008), “Southeast Asian Tourism from a Japanese Perspective,” In: Tourism in Southeast Asia: Challenges and New Directions (ed. by Michael Hitchcock, Victor T. King and Michael Parnwell, NIAS Press, 2009), “A 20-20 Vision of Tourism Research in Bali: Towards Reflexive Tourism Studies,” In: Tourism Research : A 20-20 Vision (ed. by Douglas G. Pearce and Richard W. Butler, Goodfellow Publishing, 2010), “Global Touristscapes in a Rainforest: Ecotourism in Sabah, Malaysia,” In: The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Research (ed. by Cathy H. C. Hsu and William C. Gartner, Routledge, 2012), Wind over Water: Migration in an East Asian Context (co-ed. with David W. Haines and Keiko Yamanaka, Berghahn Books, 2012), and “Tourism,” In: International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Second Edition (Elsevier, 2015)


Professor Kazuya Hashimoto

Kyoto Bunkyo University, Japan

Kazuya Hashimoto is a Professor of Faculty of Social Relation in Kyoto Bunkyo University. He was head of graduate courses in Kyoto Bunkyo University from 2004 to 2008, and is now President of Japan Society for Tourism Studies (from 2014 to Present). He has a wide range of research interest in Anthropology of Tourism. His works include "Christianity and Experience of Colonialism in Fiji" (Jinnbunshoin 1996), "Strategy of Anthropology of Tourism " (Sekaishisousha 1999), " Tourism Development

and Culture" (Sekaishisousha 2003), "Diaspora and Indigenous People" (Sekaisishousha 2005), and "Anthropology of Touristic Experience" (Sekaisishousha 2011). He is recently interested in applying the theories of Anthropology of Tourism to art tourism and sports tourism.



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