I am a Kurdo-Lebanese aspiring tourism sociologist. I graduated with two BA degrees from IMI University Centre in Lucerne (Switzerland) and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in 2016 and my focus is on tourism development and impacts. In the future, I aspire to earn a PhD in tourism economics or sustainable urban tourism development and planning.
I worked in small, medium and big travel, tourism, leisure and hospitality companies across Greece, Lebanon, Spain, Switzerland and currently I am based in Thailand. I aim to pursue further education in the near future in hopes of a career in epistemological decolonisation of social impact assessments, ethnography and research in tourism studies. I believe coupling industry experience with empirical research will aide me in achieving relevant and contemporary results that could challenge traditional methodologies and paradigms which at times have been an obstacle in the face of tourism sustainability and development.
My Previous research was focused around perceived social impacts of tourism in Morocco and was awarded the following:
2016 Tom Maher Award for best overall dissertation.
Named as one of nine winning 'Young Talents' at the 2017 World Tourism Forum Lucerne.