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Associate Editor, Tourism Management Perspectives

Colleague spotlight | Dr Kate Dashper

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Kate Dashper is Reader and Director of Research Degrees in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her research applies a critical sociological lens to examine practices of work and leisure, particularly focusing on gender issues and interspecies encounters.

Congratulations on being recently appointed to the role of Associate Editor of Tourism Management Perspectives. How did that come about?

Tourism Management Perspectives are actively encouraging submissions from scholars working in the area of sport and leisure tourism and decided to appoint a new Associate Editor to this role. This fits well with my interests and networks so I applied and had an interview with the managing editor, Catheryn Khoo, and it developed from there.

What do you anticipate being the most rewarding aspects of the role?

The journal has a distinctive ‘care culture’ in terms of reviewing and editing that makes it stand out not only in the field of tourism but in the wider academic publishing landscape. I am looking forward to being a part of continuing and developing this and in trying to reshape academic practices to be more enabling and collaborative.

What tips would you give researchers who want to get their work published in the journal?

TMP is an interdisciplinary journal and welcomes research from different perspectives and positions. If your work fits the broad scope of the journal, give it a try and submit your work here. I think you will find the review process to be constructive and helpful in developing your paper.

What do you think are emerging as topics that are likely to become important points of debate in the literature over the next five years?

I think more-than-human perspectives are becoming increasingly prevalent and important. The COVID-19 pandemic has really highlighted the interconnections between human and nonhuman worlds, and the field of tourism studies is starting to engage in these debates which will be central to developments over the coming years.

Dr Kate Dashper

Reader / School Of Events, Tourism And Hospitality Management

Kate Dashper is Reader and Director of Research Degrees in the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality Management. Her research applies a critical sociological lens to examine practices of work and leisure, particularly focusing on gender issues and interspecies encounters.

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