Maria Gravari-Barbas – Francia

Maria Gravari-Barbas – Francia

Director of the Institute for Research on Tourism Studies (Sorbonne University, France)

Director of the EIREST (a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to tourism studies, with main focus on cultural heritage, development, and urban-tourism evolutions) at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. She is also the director of the UNESCO Chair ‘Tourism, Culture, Development’ and the coordinator of the UNITWIN network ‘Tourism, Culture, Development’ comprising more than 30 universities all around the world. She is the author of several books and papers related to Tourism, Culture and Heritage.