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Elisa Magnani

Associate Professor

Department of History and Cultures

Academic discipline: M-GGR/01 Geography

Director of Second Cycle Degree in Geography and Territorial Processes


Keywords: Root or memory tourism Local tourist development Climate change Environment conservation

Faculty member of the PhD programme in Global Histories, Cultures, and Politics:


Her main research topic is about cultural tourism and memory tourism, with a focus on the places connected to the slave trade. On this topic she has published a book in 2013, dealing with the heritage of the slave trade in Africa, where she has carried out several months of fieldwork research in 2003-2004 (Senegal) and 2008 (Mozambique).

She is also interested on cultural itineraries and the promotion of cultural heritage as a tool for territorial development, on tourism-driven local development, on community conservation of the environment in Subsaharan Africa.

Moreover, she has recently developed a new research interest, focusing on climate change and how societies act to manage it through adaptation and mitigation strategies and she has already worked on a couple of article on the topic.