Tourism and Hospitality

Sarah Lockridge PhD

Affiliated Faculty, Lecturer in Anthropology, Program in Geography-Anthropology

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Academic Degrees

  • PhD Cultural Anthropology

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Sarah Lockridge is an economic anthropologist that has spent extensive time studying the Bamana people of Mali, West Africa. She was an environment volunteer in the Peace Corps and lived in a rural village among the Bamana people for two years. It was this experience that launched her academic interest in studying the impacts of global tourism on indigenous female craft producers and their ancient textile traditions. Her areas of analysis focus on the impacts of international tourism in the Global South such as: gender and empowerment, cultural heritage, culture change, and urban development. Her future research endeavors will involve shifting analysis to tourism in the Global North as it relates to both natural resource management and cultural heritage management.