Dr. Claudia Melis completed her Ph.D in Tourism Hospitality and Events at the University of Sunderland. Prior to joining Liverpool John Moores University she was employed at the University of Bedfordshire and served as a graduate research assistant at the University of Cagliari. She holds a Master degree in Business and administration and in Management of cultural, environmental and touristic resources from the University of Cagliari (Italy).
Claudia Melis is a Senior Lecturer at LJMU for the BA (Hons) Events Management and Tourism Management undergraduate degree programme and for the MSc in International Tourism Management. She has supervised both undergraduate and postgraduate research projects.
Her research interests are in cultural and heritage representations and the intersections with tourism and events; tourism/events policy, politics and power; festivals experience (with particular focus on performance and embodiment); World Intangible Cultural Heritage; the links between festivals, community and identity; events social impacts; conceptual/theoretical research, Foucauldian and Deleuzian frameworks and methodologies.
2018, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom, Ph.D
University of Cagliari, Italy, MSc Business and Administration
University of Cagliari, Italy, MSc in Management of cultural, environmental and touristic resources
University of Cagliari, Italy, BSc in Business and Economics
Lecturer, Tourism Hospitality and Events, University of Bedfordshire, 2019 - 2018
Research student and graduate research assistant, Faculty of economics, University of Cagliari, 2012 - present
Giudici E, Melis C, Dessì S, Francine Pollnow Galvao Ramos B. 2013. Is intangible cultural heritage able to promote sustainability in tourism? International Journal of Quality and Service Sciences, 5 :101-114 DOI
Melis C. 2020. City on Fire: Deterritorialisation and Becoming at Edinburgh’s Beltane Fire Festival Urban Book Series :111-123 DOI
Revitalizing the Barter, the Case of Sardex. Net, 9th AIS Conference, Italian chapter, Rome, Oral presentation. 2019
Exploring performative and pre-discursive dimensions of ICH heritage. A Deleuzian account., Sunderland Research Symposium, University of Sunderland, Oral presentation. 2019
Interrogating Discourses of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Insights from Scotland, VII CTS Conference Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Oral presentation. 2017
Representations of Intangible cultural Heritage and the Implications for tourism, Sunderland Research Conference 2017, University of Sunderland, Poster presentation. 2017
Representation of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Discourses from Scotland and Sardinia, Sunderland Tourism Research Symposium, University of Sunderland, Oral presentation. 2017
Representations of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Implications for Tourism, ATHE Conference Ph.D. Colloquium, Oxford, Oral presentation. 2015
A new challenge for teachers: looking for teaching tools to interact with today’s virtual students., AOM Academy of Management, Annual Meeting 2013, Orlando, Florida, Workshop organizer. 2015
Using the power of spiritual and religious words to create a sustainable and responsible world, AOM Academy of Management Annual meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsilvanya, Workshop organizer. 2014
Exploring Existential Authenticity in Sardinias’ Mamuthones and Issohadores Carnival, 14th WCTA Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia, Oral presentation. 2013
The Cultural Tourism Research Trend. Where Are We Going, UIB Congress-Tribute to Jafar Jafari conference, Palma de Mallorca, Oral presentation. 2013
Branding Sardinia’s Holy Week, 4th DBM International Conference, Cardiff, Oral presentation. 2012
Is Intangible Cultural Heritage Able to promote Sustainability In Tourism?, QMOD Conference, Poznan, Poland, Oral presentation. 2012
Exploring the Effectiveness of Web Advertising via Greenwald and Leavitt Involvement Model, AIS Conference, Italian Chapter, Rome, Oral presentation. 2011