Antonio Russo (M) obtained his Ph.D. in Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, as a Tinbergen Institute Laureate. Since 2006 he is tenured associate professor with the Department of Geography of the Uni-versityRoviraiVirgili in Tarragona, Spain; his post is at the Faculty of Tourism and Geography, where he is Coordinator of the MA Programme in Management of Tourism Destinations. Previously (1997-2003) he had been working as Assistant Researcher at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam as Senior Researcher (2002-2006). In 2004 he moved to Spain, where he has been visiting fellow for two years at Autònoma University in Barcelona (Dept. Geography, School of Tourism), with a grant of the Catalan Government. In 2003-2006 he has also been Lecturer in Cultural Policy at IULM University in Milan, and he is currently lecturer at the In-ternational Masters “Cultural Projects for Development” of the ILO, in Turin and Barcelona. Dr Russo has been PI in the ATTREG and TOWN projects (ESPON 2013 programme) and is presently co-PI in the POLI-TUR project, funded by the Spanish Ministry for Innovation. He is or has been consultant to UNESCO, Latin American Development Bank, Council of Europe. He is author of various publications on the economics and geography of tourism, cultural and heritage economics, and regional marketing, with the most important jour-nals of the sector and publishers (Ashgate, Channel View, Sage, etc.).
Salvador Anton Clave
Salvador Anton Clave (M) is a Distinguished Full Professor of Regional Geographical Analysis at the RoviraiVirgili University and Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute of Tourism Studies at the George Washington University (USA). He currently serves as Director of the Doctoral Program in Tourism and Lei-sure at the RoviraiVirgili University where he is also the Principal Investigator of the Research Group of Territorial Analysis and Tourism Studies. He is the Director of Research at the Science and Technology Park for Tourism and Leisure of Catalonia. He has served as director/dean of the School of Tourism and Lei-sure/Faculty of Tourism and Geography at the RoviraiVirgili University since its foundation in 2002 until 2014. He has been visiting researcher at the Universities of Exeter and Nottingham (UK), George Washington University and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (USA) and visiting professor at the Universities of Angers and Paris-Est (France). His research concentrates on the analysis of the evolution of tourism desti-nations, visitor attractions, tourism policies and planning and visitor’s decision-making and spatial behaviour. He has extensive experience in coordinating national funded research projects and holds participation in Euro-pean Union ERA4CS, ESPON, ERASMUS+, MEDCAMPUS and TEMPUS research and educational pro-grams as well as in knowledge transfer projects supported by the European Regional Funds and by global, regional and local administrations and private organizations.
María Inmaculada Pastor Gosálbez
Dr. Inma Pastor is full Professor of the History and Art History Department of the RoviraiVirgili University. PhD in Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2005) is a member of the consolidated Social & Business Research Laboratory of the RoviraiVirgili University. In 2006 she received the Prize of the Economic and Social Council of Spain for doctoral thesis with the thesis “Private management in Public Administration? The case of hospital health services in Catalonia”. She is currently the co-director of the Equality Observatory of the URV. She has led and participated in several research projects, both national and European; among others, she has led two projects of the National R & D Plan and two other projects of the Erasmus + program, all of them on gender and equality policies. She has also led a Jean Monnet module on European Integration and Gender and has just completed the G-NET Equality Training Network project within the Jean Monnet Networks program. She has also been a researcher at the Network of Excellence on Gender, Citizenship and Policies (GENCPOLIS) of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness between 2015 and 2017. She has published more than 40 articles and more than 60 book chapters or books. She has directed five doctoral theses and, at the moment is directing six others. The main lines of research are Gender and Science; Equality Policies; Labor Market and Gender; European Integration and Gender. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4913-0722
Adriana Gil Juárez (F)
Adriana Gil Juárez (F) hasa Degree in Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, 1992), a master’s degree (1995) and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology (1999) at UniversitatAutònoma de Barcelona. She is currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at UniversitatRoviraiVirgili. At the research group JovenTIC (Youth and ICT), that she has coordinated since 2000, she is currently researching on the Digital Gender Divide and the relationship between Gender and Technology using qualitative methods. She has been teaching and researching: at UNAM; UAM and Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría in México; at UAB, UOC and URV in Catalonia. In 2013 she has been visiting researcher at the Centre for Gender and Women Studies, Lancaster University, UK. She has participated in more than eighty research conferences, published more than forty-chapter books, more than a dozen or books and more than forty scientific articles, all of them from a critical social psychology point of view.
Riccardo Valente (M) is a sociologist and his work is focused on the analysis of socio-spatial deprivation and the incidence of socially constructed anxieties on people’s feelings of unsafety. He completed his studies in four countries (Italy, France, Belgium and Spain) and obtained his PhD degree from the University of Barcelona in 2016. He has a solid track record of publications in top-journals such as Applied Geography, Social Indicators Research, Social Science Research, European Journal of Criminology, and International Journal of Comparative Sociology. He has an extensive knowledge on European Union’s funding programmes, and he has been the scientific coordinator of the project MARGIN (2015-2017) funded by the Horizon 2020 programme. He recently spent one year as a post-doc researcher at the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil. A native Italian speaker, Riccardo speaks fluently Spanish, English, and French, and intermediate Portuguese.
Rocío explores gender equality policies and she specializes in women entrepreneurs at social risk. She currently works on her doctoral dissertation in Gender Studies at the UniversitatRoviraiVirgili –with a Martí iFranquès scholarship— about women in necessity-driven entrepreneurship. She has a master’s degree in Gender Studies with a specialization in Women, Work and Public Policies, from Universitat de Barcelona; a master’s degree in Business Law from the UniversitatAutònoma de Barcelona, and a master’s degree in Management and Accounting from the UniversitatPolitècnica de Catalunya. She is a member of the Social & Business Research Laboratory in Tarragona city. She has extensive experience as a business consultant. In recent years she has worked as an adviser of innovation for a Chilean government foundation and as a lecturer of entrepreneurship at Universidad de Chile.
Alejandro González Domingo
Alejandro González Domingo is a Phd researcher in geopraphy and tourism within the SMARTDEST project. He is interesting in study tourism mobility justice in smart cities reflecting on uneven mobilities, inequality and power exersiced through digitial and mobility regimes, and the governance of tourism mobilities exploring desirable transions towards inclusive, cohesive and fair cities. He is graduated and Master in tourism planning and management by the university of Alicante, and studied on year spatial planning at the University of Barcelona. He is linked with environmental NGOs where he has been working for more than 6 years, participanting in research and policy advocacy projects in the environmental sustainability of tourism, low carbon mobility and degrowth transitions.
Massimiliano Rumignani (M) has a BA in Business Administration from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy and a MA in Management of European Metropolitan Areas from the ERASMUS University, Rotterdam. Since 2002, he has been working on several European projects with different roles such as Project Manager, Financial Manager, Dissemination and Exploitation Manager and Quality Manager. He has been working in these roles for different organizations and institutions such as CENFIM – Technological Centre (Spain), Eurocities in Brussels, QeC-ERAN Network in Brussels, Barcelona Municipality – Social Rights Department, Barcelona ECOINSTITUT, University RoviraiVirgili in Tarragona, CyD Foundation in Barcelona, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
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