Alexandra Arellano

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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. & A. “Downey, Decolonizing Sport Programs for Indigenous Youth: Lacrosse as Resurgence in Indigenous Communities”, forthcoming.
    • Arellano, A, & J. Harvey, “Sport for Indigenous Resurgence: Towards a Critical Settler-Colonial Reflection”, forthcoming.
    • Kope, J. & Arellano, Experiences of Critical Youth Empowerment in Whitefish River First Nation, Leisure/Loisir, in press.
    • 2016       Leuridan Huys, J., Calvo, J., Arellano, A. & Alegria de Benavides, M. (Eds). Historia y Cultura en el mundo andino: Homenaje a Henrique Urbano, Lima: Fondo Editorial USMP.
    • 2016 Arellano, A. & H. Urbano, “La teoria de la cultura de Fernand Dumont o la cultura como horizonte de referencia”, dans Leuridan Huys, J., J. Calvo, A. Arellano, M. Alegria de Benavides (Eds), Historia y Cultura en el mundo andino: Homenaje a Henrique Urbano, Lima: Fondo Editorial, USMP, pp. 13-28.
    • 2015 Figueroa, J, Arellano, A & Tello, S., “Développement touristique ou reproduction sociale de la    pauvreté : Les leçons de Cuzco, Pérou”, Téoros, 33(2).
    • 2015 MacIntosh, E., Arellano, A., and Forneris, T., “Shoot to Score: Hockey as a Tool for  Development?”, European Sport Management Quarterly, 16(1), 38-57.
    • 2015 Halpenny, E., Arellano A., and Stuart, S. “The Use and Impact of World Heritage Designation by Canadian Heritage Sites – An Exploratory Media Analysis”, in World Heritage, Tourism and Identity, Edited by M. Gravari-Barbas, L. Bourdeau & M. Robinson, (UNESCO UNITWIN, Ashgate) pp. 25-36.
    • 2014 Arellano, A.  “Tourisme et lutte contre la pauvreté, l’expérience du sud andin rural au Pérou”, in Etudes Caribéennes, Vol. 24-25, pp. 2-17.
    • 2013 Bean, C., Arellano, A., Forneris, T. “Engaging Inuit youth in hockey: A pathway to positive youth development, Journal of Exercise, movement and sport, 45(1).
    • 2012 Arellano, A. « Vers une sociologie du tourisme », in Morisset L. K., Sarrasin B., et Éthier G. (eds), Épistémologie des études touristiques, (Presses de l’Université du Québec, pp. 103-120). 
    • 2011 Arellano, A. “The Power of the Historic Festival: The Quebec ‘New France’ Brand”, in Event Management, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 1-12.
    • 2011       Arellano, A. “Tourism in Poor Regions and social Inclusion? The Porters of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu”, in World Leisure Journal, Issue 2, Vol 53, Issue 2, p.104-118.
    • 2011 Arellano, A. & E. Halpenny, « Interprétation et implications émergentes du classement de cinq sites canadiens au Patrimoine Mondial. Analyse prospective à travers les médias », in J. M.    Breton (ed.),  Tourisme et patrimoine : une dialectique développementale ? (Europe-Afrique-          Caraïbes-Amériques-Asie-Océanie, Série "Iles et pays d'Outre Mer", vol. 8, Paris, Karhala) pp.89- 105.
    • 2010 Arellano, A. and S. Stuart, La gestion des sites authentiques du patrimoine mondial. Les enjeux sociaux à Machu Picchu (Pérou), in 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. 271-288
    • 2010 Arellano, A. Mise en tourisme durable et revitalisation du patrimoine. -Les ressources     patrimoniales et la culture vivante de Cholula (Mexique), in 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.
    • 2009 Arellano, A. « Les porteurs du chemin de l’Inca ; Tourisme, mobilités mondiales et inégalités », in F. Lesemann and J.-F. Côté, La construction des Amériques aujourd’hui, Regards croisés    transnationaux et transdisciplinaires, (Québec, Presses de l’Université du Québec) p. 367-384.
    • 2008 Arellano, A., The Inca Heritage Revival: Indigenismo in Cuzco, 1905-1945, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Vol. 6, No. 1,  pp. 39-56.
    • 2007 Arellano, A. “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.
    • 2006 Arellano, A. « 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.
    • 2004 Arellano, A. “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.

    Conferences and Presentations

    • 2015 Arellano, A. “Research presentation, Building meaningful programs for Indigenous youth”, 9th Annual Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference, 29-30 October 2015.
    • 2015 Arellano, A & Downey A. “ Re-politicising sport for development: Lacrosse as a medicine game for Indigenous people, paper read at International Sociology of Sport Association, Paris, 9-12th June 2015.
    • 2015 Downey, A & Arellano, A. “Re-politicizing the Medicine Game: Lacrosse as “sport-for-development” in Indigenous Communities, paper read in Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference, Washington, 4-6 June.
    • 2015 Arellano, A. “Le développement militant: Réflexions ancrées sur la résurgence autochtone”, conférencière invitée à une table ronde organisée par le Centre de recherche sur les innovations sociales (CRISES), Un autre développement: Implications pour les organisation et pour les collectivités locales, Écoles des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Montréal, 17 avril.
    • 2013 Kope, J. & Arellano, A. “Experiences of Critical Youth Empowerment in Whitefish River First Nation”, paper presented at NASSS 34th Annual Conference, Constructs of Globalization and Cultural Competencies: Navigating a Changing Global Economy, 6-9th November, Quebec city.
    • 2013 Arellano, A., and Stuart, S., “Aboriginal knowledge translation”, panel presented at 7th Annual Conference of the Global Communication Association: The Communication Galaxy: Discoveries, Boundaries, and Opportunities, 22-24 November, Ottawa.
    • 2013 Espinoza Camus, C. & Arellano, A. “El uso de la palabra” como instrumento de interacción intercultural y de movilidad social. El caso del Porteador del Camino Inca, Cusco, Perú”, paper presented at INVESTUR 2013, Instituto de Investigación y el Observatorio Turístico del Perú (OTP) de la Escuela Profesional de Turismo y Hotelería de la Universidad de San Martín de Porres (USMP), Lima, Peru, 4-6th April.
    • 2012 Kope, J., and Arellano, A. “Exploring Aboriginal Youth Healing Practices through the PLAY Program”, paper to be presented at the International Sport Sociology Association, Vancouver, 12-15th.
    • 2012 Gaudet C. and Arellano, A. “Indigenizing the PLAY program Sport and PLAY with First Nation communities in Canada: Spaces of Hope & Resistance”, paper to be presented at the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Saskatoon, June 13-16th.
    • 2012 Arellano, A., Espinoza Camus, C., and Rollefson, J., “Responsible Tourism and Poverty”, conference proceedings, Colloque international, Routes touristiques et itinéraires culturels, entre mémoire et développement, Québec, 13-15 juin, pp. 491-499.
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