It’s with great pleasure that we announce that Dr Emily Höckert will be a keynote speaker in our conference Bridging Cultures Through Travel: From Theory to Practice, in 14-15 June 2023. In this joint organisation of CultSense and ATLAS SIG Cultural Tourism, Dr Emily Höckert will talk, amongst other topics, about Cultural Sensitivity in the Arctic.
Dr Emily Höckert is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Lapland, Finland. Her research cultivates relational ways of being, imagining, knowing, and acting in tourism settings. She approaches the questions of cultural sensitivity and hospitality at the crossroads of hermeneutic phenomenology and postcolonial philosophy, asking, for instance, how different kinds of hosts and guests welcome and take care of each other. Between 2019-2021, Emily worked as part of ARCTISEN project team that explored the questions of cultural sensitivity in Arctic tourism settings and developed toolkits and online courses for enhancing sensitive orientation to otherness. She is also a member of “Intra-living in the Anthropocene” and “Sustainable Naturecultures and Multispecies Future” research communities that both examine the interaction between northern areas, people and the environment.
You can submit your abstract to the conference here.