My research specializes in understanding the social and spatial inequalities produced by the tourism industry when it is employed as a development tool. This research builds on four different but closely related projects:
Ecotourism Development, Neoliberal Conservation, Natural Protected Areas, Labor Mobilities, Space Production, Environmental Managerialism, Commodification of Nature, Spectacle.
Community Development, Cultural Heritage, Landscapes and Materiality, Public Policies, Space and Place, Colonial Continuities, Social Inequalities, Elite Mobilities, Indigenous Governance.
Urban Governance, Built Environment, Tourism Infrastructures, Enclave Geographies, Space and Resource Enclosures, Disaster Capitalism, Moral Economy.
Global Production Networks, Crafts and Commodity Chains, Maquiladoras, Cosmopolitanism, Emergent Rural-Urban Forms, Financial Capitalism, Debt as Sociality, Ethnographic Documentary.