Paola Paola Vizcaino

Dr Paola Paola Vizcaino

  • Lecturer (Academic) in Events Management
  • Dorset House D152
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Biography

Dr Paola Vizcaino holds a PhD in Tourism Studies from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEMex) and a MA in Tourism Management and Planning from the University of Alicante (Spain). For her PhD, she investigated women’s processes of empowerment in relation to their work as producers and vendors of handicraft pottery catered to the tourist market in central Mexico. She is currently working on the post-production stage of a documentary that showcases women potters’ experiences in the “Magical Town” of Metepec, Mexico. Her research interests are in the area of gender and tourism, with a particular focus on the Latin American region. Her research interrogates (in)equality, empowerment and tourism policies from a gender perspective. She has expertise and interest in qualitative, participatory and visual methodologies.

Favourites

  • Vizcaino-Suárez, L.P. and Díaz-Carrión, I.A., 2018. Gender in tourism research: perspectives from Latin America. Tourism Review.
  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., Serrano Barquin, R., Cruz Jimenez, G. and Pastor Alfonso, M.J., 2017. Tourism, pottery and women's work in the Magical Town of Metepec, Mexico. PASOS : Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, 15 (2), 391-407.
  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., Serrano Barquin, R., Cruz Jimenez, G. and Pastor Alfonso, M.J., 2016. Theories and methods in research on tourism gender and women in Ibero-america: a bibliographic analysis. Cuadernos de Turismo, 38, 485-501.
  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., 2018. Tourism as Empowerment: Women Artisan’s Experiences in Central Mexico. In: Cole, S., ed. Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI.
  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., 2018. Modelo analítico para el empoderamiento de las mujeres en el turismo. In: Serrano Barquin, R., Rodriguez Munoz, G. and Palmas Castrejon, Y.D., eds. Turismo y género: Una mirada desde Iberoamérica. Toluca, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, 17-44.

Journal Articles

  • Vizcaino-Suárez, L.P. and Díaz-Carrión, I.A., 2018. Gender in tourism research: perspectives from Latin America. Tourism Review.
  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., Serrano Barquin, R., Cruz Jimenez, G. and Pastor Alfonso, M.J., 2017. Tourism, pottery and women's work in the Magical Town of Metepec, Mexico. PASOS : Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, 15 (2), 391-407.
  • Suárez, L.P.V., Barquín, R.S., Jiménez, G.C. and Alfonso, M.J.P., 2016. Theories and methods in research on tourism gender and women in iberoamerica: A bibliographic analysis. Cuadernos de Turismo, 595-599.
  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., Serrano Barquin, R., Cruz Jimenez, G. and Pastor Alfonso, M.J., 2016. Theories and methods in research on tourism gender and women in Ibero-america: a bibliographic analysis. Cuadernos de Turismo, 38, 485-501.

Chapters

  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., 2018. Tourism as Empowerment: Women Artisan’s Experiences in Central Mexico. In: Cole, S., ed. Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI.
  • Vizcaino Suarez, L.P., 2018. Modelo analítico para el empoderamiento de las mujeres en el turismo. In: Serrano Barquin, R., Rodriguez Munoz, G. and Palmas Castrejon, Y.D., eds. Turismo y género: Una mirada desde Iberoamérica. Toluca, Mexico: Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, 17-44.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Unit Leader for Event Planning and Implementation BAELM Level 5
  • Unit Leader for Event Design and Performance - BAEM Level 4
  • Research Methods - BAEM Level 5
  • Personal and Professional Development - BAEM Level 5

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • To launch the edited collection, Gender Equality and Tourism: Beyond Empowerment, this symposium will debate the ways forward to increase gender equality in the tourism industry. An expert panel from academia, policy and industry will briefly present examples of good practice which will be followed by an audience discussion.

Conference Presentations

  • Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2018, Traversing Landscapes of Gender Based Violence, 28 Aug 2018, Cardiff University
  • Colloquium from Compliment to Harassment - International Women's Day, Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces, The Mexican Context, 08 Mar 2018, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2017, Leisure Opportunities and Subjective Wellbeing of Latin American Immigrant Women in Spain, 31 Aug 2017, London, UK
  • VII Critical Tourism Studies, Victim Blaming doesn’t take a Holiday: Experiences of female Latin American travellers, 25 Jun 2017, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference 2016, Cultural tourism and empowerment? Women’s quest for visibility in central Mexico, 31 Aug 2016, London, UK
  • VI Critical Tourism Studies, Women’s empowerment in tourism: Gender-analysis frameworks, empirical studies and research agenda, 26 Jun 2015, Opatija, Croatia
  • International Gender, Development, Resistance Workshop, Experiences of empowerment and disempowerment of women artisans in a small cultural tourism destination, 07 Jun 2015, Lapland, Finland
  • XVIII Congreso de la Asociación Española de Expertos Científicos en Turismo, Gender in Research and Tourism Policies in Mexico, 26 Nov 2014, Benidorm, Spain

Qualifications

  • BA (Hons) in Economics (Whitman College (USA), 2004)
  • MA in Tourism Management and Planning (University of Alicante, Spain, 2009)
  • PhD in Tourism Studies (Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico, 2016)
  • PGCE in Education (Bournemouth University, 2018)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2018-),
  • Royal Geographical Society, Fellow,
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