Alexandra Arellano

E-Card

Alexandra Arellano
Associate Professor and Assistant Director, Undergraduate Studies & Student Affairs

2003-2005, Postdoctoral Studies, Études urbaines et touristiques, Université du Québec à Montréal
2003, Ph.D., Sociology, Lancaster University
1998, M.A., Sociologie, Université Laval
1995, B.A., Sociologie, Université Laval

Room: MNT 226
Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 3581
Work E-mail: aarellan@uottawa.ca

Alexandra Arellano

Biography

    During my doctoral studies in sociology at the University of Lancaster in England, I was interested in the Peruvian Inca heritage revival steered by tourism mobilities (Urry, 2007). This field of research led me to study cultural festivals in terms of identities renewal, and in connection with Andean indigenismo discourses. Sustainable tourism and regional development issues from a postcolonial perspective, with projects such as the Andean porters of the Inca Trail or topics related to the heritagization of "extraordinary" world heritage sites and their Western appropriation, are still current research themes in my collaborations with Peruvian and other colleagues. These critical leisure studies, and my new environment at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa since 2006, led me to develop new interests in working with Indigenous peoples of the northern Hemisphere. My research project "Building Meaningful programs for Indigenous youth" (SSHRC 2011-2015) afforded me significant insight into the intellectual world of Northern Indigenous peoples, in particular regarding epistemological issues, emerging Indigenous methodologies, about resurgence through a settler colonial lens, and on a critical self-reflective reconciliation. Respecting Indigenous knowledge and land-based pedagogy are now at the heart of my forthcoming research.

    Membership

    Affiliated to the Institute of Canadian and Aboriginal studies

    Research interests

    Leisure studies and community development, Indigenous studies and resurgence, Andean studies, postcolonial approaches, sustainable tourism, social inclusion, engaged development, heritage and identity

    Ongoing Research

    • Building meaningful programs for Indigenous youth (CRSH, 2012-2015). See http://sirc.ca/sites/default/files/content/docs/scri/arellano_en.pdf
    • Tourism, regional development and poverty in Cusco, Peru
    • Indigenous resurgence and self-reflexive reconciliation: Cultural awareness school trips grounded in Anishinaabe culture and pedagogy of the land - Kitcisakik

    Selected Publications

    • Arellano, A. et Shooshnasab, P. (sous presse). Eaux troubles : Les navires de croisière au temps de la COVID-19, Téoros. 
    • Friis, J., et Arellano, A. (sous presse). La réconciliation à travers les séjours d’immersion à Kitcisakik: Vers la centralité de la lutte territoriale, Cahiers du CIÉRA, Édition spéciale “Pour une réelle reconciliation”. 
    • Arellano, A., Friis, J., & Stuart, S. A. (2019). Pathways to Reconciliation: the Kitcisakik Land-Based Education Initiative. Leisure/Loisir, 43(3), 389-417. 
    • Arellano, A., Friis, J., & Stuart, S. (2019). Indigenous Tourism and Reconciliation: The Case of Kitcisakik cultural Immersion, Innovative and promising practices in sustainable tourism, Vol 1 VIU Press, 7-22.  
    • Arellano, A., & Downey, A. (2019). Sport-for-development and the failure of aboriginal subjecthood: re-imagining lacrosse as resurgence in indigenous communities. Settler Colonial Studies, 9(4), 457-478. 
    • Arellano, A., et Vaillancourt, A. (2019). “Le sport autochtone au Canada”, dans Roult, R., Auger, D., et Lavigne, M.-A. (Éds.) Sport et société : Perspectives conceptuelles et enjeux d'action aux échelles québécoise, canadienne et internationale, Éditions Goulet, p. 219-232.  
    • Arellano, A., Halsall, T., Forneris, T., & Gaudet, C. (2018). Results of a utilization-focused evaluation of a Right To Play program for Indigenous youth. Evaluation and Program Planning, 66, 156-164. 
    • Rollefson, J., Espinoza Camus, C., & Arellano, A. (2017). Responsible Tourism and Poverty: The Porters of the Inca Trail, in World Heritage Sites and Tourism: Global and Local Relations, by M. Gravari Barbas, L. Bourdeau and M. Robinson (Eds), Routledge. 
    • Kope, J., & Arellano, A. (2016). Experiences of Critical Youth Empowerment in Whitefish River First Nation, Leisure/Loisir, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 395–421. 
    • Figueroa, J., Arellano, A., et Tello, S. (2015). Développement touristique ou reproduction sociale de la pauvreté : Les leçons de Cuzco, Pérou, Téoros, 33(2). 
    • MacIntosh, E., Arellano, A., & Forneris, T., (2015). Shoot to Score: Hockey as a Tool for Development?, European Sport Management Quarterly, 16(1), 38-57. 
    • Halpenny, E., Arellano A., & Stuart, S. (2015). The Use and Impact of World Heritage Designation by Canadian Heritage Sites – An Exploratory Media Analysis, in M. Gravari-Barbas, L. Bourdeau & M. Robinson (eds), World Heritage, Tourism and Identity, (UNESCO UNITWIN, Ashgate) pp. 25-36. 
    • Arellano, A. (2014). Tourisme et lutte contre la pauvreté, l’expérience du sud andin rural au Pérou, Études Caribéennes, Vol. 24-25, 2-17. 
    • Arellano, A. (2012). Vers une sociologie du tourisme. Dans Morisset L. K., Sarrasin B., et Éthier G. (Éds.), Épistémologie des études touristiques, (Presses de l’Université du Québec, pp. 103-120).   
    • Arellano, A. (2011). The Power of the Historic Festival: The Quebec ‘New France’ Brand”, Event Management, 15(1), 1-12.  
    • Arellano, A. (2011). Tourism in Poor Regions and social Inclusion? The Porters of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, World Leisure Journal, 2(53), Issue 2, 104-118.  
    • Arellano, A. and Stuart, S. (2010). La gestion des sites authentiques du patrimoine mondial. Les enjeux sociaux à Machu Picchu (Pérou). Dans J. M. Breton (Éd), Patrimoine culturel, tourisme, environnement et développement durable (Europe-Afrique-Caraïbes-Amériques-Asie-Océanie, Série "Iles et pays d'Outre Mer", vol. 7, Paris, Karhala) pp. 271-288 
    • Arellano, A. (2010). Las 365 iglesias de Cholula, de la leyenda a la identidad urbana. Dans R. Valdes and L. Jolin (Eds), El turismo cultural en la región de Cholula, la riqueza cultural como factor de desarrollo económico y social, (Puebla, Universidad de las Americas de Puebla), pp. 21-36. 
    • Arellano, A. (2010). Mise en tourisme durable et revitalisation du patrimoine. -Les ressources patrimoniales et la culture vivante de Cholula (Mexique), dans J. M. Breton (ed.), Patrimoine culturel, tourisme, environnement et développement durable (Europe-Afrique-Caraïbes-Amériques-Asie-Océanie, Série "Iles et pays d'Outre Mer", vol. 7, Paris, Karhala) pp. 424-433. 
    • Arellano, A. (2009). Les porteurs du chemin de l’Inca ; Tourisme, mobilités mondiales et inégalités. Dans F. Lesemann and J.-F. Côté (Éd), La construction des Amériques aujourd’hui, Regards croisés transnationaux et transdisciplinaires, (Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec) p. 367-384.  
    • Arellano, A. (2008). The Inca Heritage Revival: Indigenismo in Cuzco, 1905-1945, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 6(1), 39-56. 
    • Arellano, A. (2007). Religion, pilgrimage, mobility and immobility. In N. Morphet and R. Raj (eds), Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage Management: An International Perspective, (London, Sage) pp. 89-97.  
    • Arellano, A. (2006). Les Fêtes de la Nouvelle France de Québec ou le renouvellement festif du fait français », in L. K. Morisset and P. Dieudonné (eds), Patrimoines pour le 21e siècle, (Quebec, Nota Bene), pp. 313-335. 
    • Arellano, A. (2004). Spirits, Bodies and Incas: Performing Machu Picchu. In J. Urry and M. Sheller (eds), Tourism Mobilities: Places in Play, Places to Play, (London, Routledge) pp. 67-77. 
    Back to top