Noel B. Salazar
Obtained his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania (USA) and is currently a Marie Curie Fellow (EC FP7) and Fellow of the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) at the University of Leuven (Belgium) and a Visiting Research Associate at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK). His research interests include anthropologies of mobility (transnational migration and tourism), the local-to-global nexus, discourses and imaginaries of Otherness, cosmopolitanism and culture brokering.
Dr. Salazar has published widely on these topics in various languages, including his latest book, entitled Envisioning Eden: Mobilizing Imaginaries in Tourism and Beyond (Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010). His ongoing research, funded by the European Commission, focuses on the circulation of socio-cultural imaginaries of (im)mobility in Indonesia, Tanzania, Chile, and Belgium. Dr. Salazar is the founder of CuMoRe (Cultural Mobilities Research: http://soc.kuleuven.be/cumore) and on UNESCO’s roster of registered consultants. More information about his publications and research projects is available online: http://kuleuven.academia.edu/NoelBSalazar