Claudia Sima

Research Title: Tourism representation and image: the case of Bucharest
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Director of Studies: Professor Robert Maitland
Second Supervisor: Dr Andrew Smith
Starting Date and Mode of Study: 2008 Full-Time

Profile

Studies: Undergraduate degree in economics; MA in tourism management; teaching certificate; doctoral studies in urban tourism, focus on post-communist capital cities.
Teaching experience: UG and MA dissertation  supervisor; teaching and marking for 1st and 2nd year UG  modules University of Westminster (2008-2011).
Associations: Tourism Society

Thesis Synopsis

The aim is to explore how a post-communist Central and Eastern European capital city is represented for tourism. The focus  of this research is on understanding official/induced representations, both from a projected and perceived perspective from different angles: government, industry, media and tourists.

Central and Eastern European capitals have to negotiate their tourism representations under a complex set of circumstances.  This research investigates how complex factors such as culture, history and politics affect the representations of a CEE post-communist capital city, with a case-study on Bucharest.

Recent  Publications, Exhibitions, Presentations

1-2 July 2009 University of Nottingham PhD  Colloquium presentation
6 July 2009 University of Westminster PhD  Colloquium Understanding Places session chair

Teaching and Employment Interests

A career in academia. Next ideal career move: post-doc (target EU funding for CEE countries); or junior lecturer/research assistant at a university in the UK.

Contact Details and Further Information

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