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Dr Donna Chambers

Professor

Department: Arts

I am an interdisciplinary scholar who is interested in how people and places are represented in cultural and heritage tourism, the link between heritage and national identities, gender intersectionality (specifically Black feminist approaches), postcolonialism and decolonisation, and critical and innovative approaches to research. I joined Northumbria University in September 2022 and prior to this I was at the University of Sunderland where I established a cross faculty Interdisciplinary Research Network on Race, Class and Ethnicity (RaCE).

I was also employed at the Universities of Surrey and Edinburgh Napier.  I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and prior to entering academia, I spent five years in the Ministry responsible for tourism in Jamaica. I hold Masters degrees in International Relations (University of the West Indies) and Tourism Management (University of Surrey) and a PhD in Tourism Studies (Brunel University). I am an Associate Editor for Annals of Tourism Research, and served as a Managing Editor for Leisure Studies.  I was also an external member of the Central University Research Ethics Committee of the University of Oxford between 2013-2021. I have published numerous journal articles, books, book chapters and presented at many national and international conferences several as a keynote speaker. I am a passionate advocate for equity, justice, anti-racism and anti-discrimination within the university community and the wider society.

Donna Chambers

Representations of culture and heritage 

Gender intersectionality (with race)

Postcolonialism and decolonisation

Visual and other qualitative methods

 

 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • VW campervan tourists' embodied sonic experiences, Wilson, S., Chambers, D., Johnson, J. 1 May 2019, In: Annals of Tourism Research
  • The future of deaf tourism studies: an interdisciplinary research agenda, Jensen, M., Chambers, D., Wilson, S. 1 May 2023, In: Annals of Tourism Research
  • Are we all in this together? Gender intersectionality and sustainable tourism, Chambers, D. 20 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism
  • The construction of intangible cultural heritage: a Foucauldian Critique, Melis, C., Chambers, D. 1 Jul 2021, In: Annals of Tourism Research
  • Volunteers’ Sense of (Dis)Connection at a Sport Event, Owen, S., Chambers, D. 17 Feb 2024, In: Leisure Sciences
  • Volunteers’ embodied experience at a sport festival, Owen, S., Chambers, D. 18 May 2022, In: Event Management

  • Kathleen Boodhai Indian Heritage-ness in Diaspora: Transnational Case Studies Start Date: 21/03/2024
  • Degna Stone Examining visibility and creative expression in African and Asian diaspora arts and heritage in the north of England. Start Date: 13/03/2023
  • Maya Azizan Performances of intangible cultural heritage amongst the Malaysian diaspora in the Northeast of England Start Date: 01/03/2023

  • Tourism PhD
  • International Politics BSc (Hons)
  • Tourism MSc
  • International Politics MSc
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA)


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