Current Board Members


Michael Di Giovine,  West Chester University of Pennsylvania.


Adam Kaul, Augustana College.
Adam Kaul studies the impacts of tourism on traditional music in the pubs of Ireland, buskers on the streets of Ireland, roots tourism in Sweden, built environments in tourist destinations in Ireland and the American Midwest, and dark tourism.

Communications Chair:

Bader Alfarhan, University of California, Los Angeles

Program Chair:

Clare Sammells, Bucknell University.
Clare Sammells has conducted fieldwork in highland Bolivia and among Bolivian migrants in Spain, focusing on tourism, food, economic anthropology, and conceptions of time.

Undesignated Member-at-Large:

Robert Shepherd, George Washington University.
Robert Shepherd studies the role and impact of domestic tourism policies on heritage sites in China, and the phenomenon of repetition tourism — people who vacation in the same place or region every year.


Ryan Kilfoil, University of Memphis.
Ryan Kilfoil has conducted fieldwork on tourism’s (re)production of peri-urban communities on Long Island, New York, and practices of a politics of vulnerability.