PhD, MA, MRes (University of La Réunion, Indian Ocean)
Senior Research Fellow, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Currently living in Lisbon, Portugal, David works at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA) at New University of Lisbon.
Following his doctoral studies at the University of La Reunion, Indian Ocean, David held work appointments and visiting researcher positions at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change (CTCC), Leeds, United Kingdom (2002-2010) the Institute for Development Research (IRD) in Madagascar (2001-2), the University of California at Berkeley in the USA (2006), the Tanzania Ministry for Natural Resources and Tourism (2006), the University of Tuléar in Madagascar (2011) and the University of Queensland in Australia (2012).
David’s first single-authored book, Tourism, Magic and Modernity: Cultivating the Human Garden came out at Berghahn in 2011. Books for which he served as an editor include Tourism and the Power of Otherness (Channel View Publications, 2014), Festivals, Tourism and Social Change (Channel View Publications, 2006), The Framed World: Tourism, Tourists and Photography (Ashgate, 2009) and Emotion in Motion: Tourism, Affect and Transformation (Ashgate, 2012).
When tourists want to kill
Tourism can be traumatic, the beauty of the landscape prompting extreme emotional responses. Reflections from the edge of a volcanic crater in the Indian Ocean.Read on »
Chasing one's inner South Pole
Traveling to Antarctica necessitates a long journey, is expensive, offers relatively little comfort, exposes tourists to extreme weather, and often causes actual body pain. So why do tourists flock there?Read on »
Can couchsurfing make a better world?
Why would people let complete strangers stay at their houses, often leaving them with the keys and not charging them a penny? Couchsurfing teases us with the promise of a world based on kindness, trust, friendliness, and grilled sardines.Read on »