Dr. Ana Maria Fernandes
Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)
Dr. Ana Maria Fernandes is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Hospitality Management & Tourism, at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). She joined FESTSPACE team in September 2020. In 2017, she completed her Ph.D. in Human Geography at the State University of Campinas, São Paulo (Brazil), where she analyzed the integrated and contradictory relationship between tourism, cultural heritage and urban regeneration in the context of the mega-events held by the contemporary cities, such as Barcelona and Rio de Janeiro. During her PhD studies she had a doctoral internship at the University of Barcelona, Spain (2013-2014), at the Human Geography Department. Between 2013 – 2020 she was a Professor at the Schools of Tourism, Geography, and Visual Arts at the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. Her main teaching and research areas are: tourism, events, and urban regeneration; cultural heritage; and policies to promote the image of cities.