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Marcus L. Stephenson

tourism management
University of south pacific


Marcus Stephenson is a Professor of Tourism and Hospitality, and Head of the Tourism and Hospitality Management School. He recently joined The University of the South Pacific from Middlesex University Dubai, where he was an Associate Professor of International Tourism Management and the former Chair of Research. He has a BSc (Hons) in Sociology and Social Administration, and a MA in the Sociology and Anthropology of Tourism and Travel. Both degrees were awarded by the University of Surrey (UK). He gained his PhD in the field of social tourism in 1998 at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK).

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He also has an Advanced Diploma in Professional Development in Education, awarded by the University of North London. Prior to Middlesex, Marcus was the Director of Postgraduate Research for the Department of Business and Service Sector Management at London Metropolitan University (UK). He has published extensively on the sociology of tourism, especially in relation to aspects of race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, culture and religion. He is the co-author of the book: ‘Tourism and Citizenship: Rights, Freedoms and Responsibilities in the Global Order’, a Routledge publication. He has conducted tourism-based research in the Middle East, Caribbean, Tanzania and the UK, and carried out research consultancies for various tourism-related institutions at both regional and international level. He is on the journal editorial advisory board for four academic journals, and has acted as an external advisor and examiner for a number of universities offering degree programmes in tourism and hospitality.   

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