Paola Vizcaino

Dr Paola Vizcaino

  • Lecturer In Events Management
  • Dorset House D157a
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Biography

I am an early career academic and hold the position of Lecturer in Events Management in the Department of Sport & Event Management, Faculty of Management and the Business School. Before embarking on an academic career, I worked as Head of the Investment Projects Department at the Ministry of Tourism in central Mexico, where I supervised tourism investment projects and organised a wide-range of events. I hold a Master’s degree on Tourism Management and Planning from the University of Alicante (Spain), and completed a PhD in Tourism Studies at the first tourism faculty in Latin America (UAEMex) with funding from the Mexican Commission for Science and Technology (CONACyT). My PhD thesis investigated women’s processes of empowerment in relation to their work as producers and vendors of pottery handicrafts catering to the tourist market in central Mexico.

I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2018) and since September 2019, the Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) in Events Management, where I lead the Event Design unit (Events) and the Event Planning and Implementation Unit (Events and Leisure Marketing)...

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Research

My research interests are concerned with the gender dimensions of leisure and tourism; gendered leisure and gendered work; women’s lived experiences and empowerment processes; the links between tourism and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); ethnographic and qualitative research methodologies. I have published in a number of journals, including Tourism Culture and Communication, Tourism Review and PASOS Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage. I have also presented over 10 papers in international conferences.

My academic citizenship includes the roles as co-convenor of the Faculty of Management’s Gender Research Group, Editorial Board Member of the first tourism journal in Mexico (El Periplo Sustentable) and peer reviewer for international journals including: Leisure Studies (UK); Tourism Review (UK), PASOS Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage (Spain), Cuandernos de Turismo (Spain).

I am a member of the Creative Partnerships Committee for the Arts by the Sea Festival in Bournemouth and enjoy attending local cultural and gastronomic events.

Favourites

  • Díaz-Carrión, I.A., Vizcaino, L. and Gaggiotti, H., 2020. Change within the change: Pregnancy, liminality and adventure tourism in Mexico. Tourism Geographies: an international journal of tourism place, space and the environment.
  • Vizcaino-Suárez, L.P. and Díaz-Carrión, I.A., 2019. Gender in tourism research: perspectives from Latin America. Tourism Review, 74 (5), 1091-1103.
  • Diaz-Carrion, I. and Vizcaino, L., 2019. Tourism and gender research in Brazil and Mexico. Tourism Culture and Communication, 19 (4), 277-289.
  • 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, P., Jeffrey, H. and Eger, C., 2020. Tourism and Gender-based Violence Challenging Inequalities. CABI.
  • 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

  • Díaz-Carrión, I.A., Vizcaino, L. and Gaggiotti, H., 2020. Change within the change: Pregnancy, liminality and adventure tourism in Mexico. Tourism Geographies: an international journal of tourism place, space and the environment.
  • Vizcaino-Suárez, L.P. and Díaz-Carrión, I.A., 2019. Gender in tourism research: perspectives from Latin America. Tourism Review, 74 (5), 1091-1103.
  • Vizcaino, L., 2019. Tourism and indigenous heritage in Latin America: as observed through Mexico’s magical village Cuetzalan (Book Review). Journal of Heritage Tourism, 14 (5-6), 579-580.
  • Diaz-Carrion, I. and Vizcaino, L., 2019. Tourism and gender research in Brazil and Mexico. Tourism Culture and Communication, 19 (4), 277-289.
  • 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.

Books

Chapters

  • Vizcaino, L. and Eger, C., 2020. Introducing Critical Debates on Gender-Based Violence in Tourism. In: Vizcaino, L. and Jeffrey, H., eds. Tourism and Gender-based Violence: Challenging Inequalities. Wallingford, UK: CABI, 1-13.
  • 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 BAELM Level 5 - Event Planning and Implementation (2017, 2018)
  • Unit Leader for BAEM Level 4 - Event Design (2018, 2019, 2020)
  • Teaching Team for BAEM Level 5 - Research Methods (2018)
  • Teaching Team for BAEM L5 - Professional Development & Workplace Dynamics (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Unit Leader for BAEM Level 5 - Live Event Development & Delivery (2020)

Grants

  • The UK-Mexico Leisure and Tourism Academic Writing Workshop: Supporting Mexican ECRs in writing for publication (British Academy, 31 Jan 2020). Awarded

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 2019, Gender Equality and Tourism: A critical frame analysis of the Mexican policy context, 27 Aug 2019, London, UK
  • 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

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

Memberships

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