Heritage Travel and Tourism. Ray Warren Symposium 2020

Friday, November 13 12:15–1:30 p.m.Navigating the World: Heritage Travel and TourismTraveling to a significant place filled with histories of ancestral heritage is a journey that many of us make — as tourists, leisure travelers, students, and scholars. How does this type of travel influence our national, ethnic, and racial identities? How do these physical and bodily movements of exploring our roots affectively and emotionally shape our sense of ourselves?This discussion will examine transnational identities, diasporic stories, and global perspectives about contemporary modes of heritage tourism.Moderator: Kabir Mansingh Heimsath, L&C assistant professor with term of anthropology and Asian studiesBayo Holsey, associate professor of anthropology at Emory University and director of Emory Institute of African Studies, author of Routes of Remembrance: Refashioning the Slave Trade in Ghana (bio) Emily Schneider, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, Northern Arizona University, scholar of Jewish tourism to Israel/Palestine Grace Newton, writes about transnational and transracial adoption at Red Thread Broken Additional presenters may be confirmed. No registration required. More information and Zoom links can be found during the week of November 11 here. Sponsored by the Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies.