Co-Chair

Kellee CatonKellee Caton is Associate Professor of Tourism Studies at Thompson Rivers University, where she teaches sociocultural theory and applied philosophy to TRU's wonderful students. Her research program focuses on the humanistic side of tourism with a broad interest in moral philosophy, critical theory, and tourism epistemology and pedagogy. Her work explores how we come to know tourism as a field of academic study, as well as how we come to know the world around us through tourism discourse and practice.  Some of her recent projects include explorations of the role of tourism in ideological production in educational and religious tourism contexts, conceptual analyses of the knowledge advancement process in tourism studies, and advocacy projects for the value of humanities content in tourism curricula. Kellee is incoming co-chair of the Critical Tourism Studies international network and a member of the Tourism Education Futures Initiative executive, and she sits on the editorial boards of Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Analysis.

Email: Kcaton@tru.ca

Affiliation: 
Thompson Rivers University

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