Dr. Fabiola Mancinelli
Researcher and lecturer


dr. fabiola mancinelli

She has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Naples and Paris Sorbonne, and has worked as a tour guide while continuing her studies with Anthropology. She holds a PhD in Anthropology, and for her thesis she researched processes of tourism development and intangible heritage in the Zafimaniry community of Madagascar. She currently works as a tour guide and as an adjunct professor at the University of Barcelona, where she teaches Anthropology of Tourism and Ethnologic Heritage and Museology for the BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology, and New Tendencies in the Demand of Tourist Destinations for the MA in Urban Tourism. Her research has focused on the anthropology of travel and tourism, mobility as a lifestyle, the touristic uses of memory, and immaterial heritage and its commodification processes

Recent publications:

MANCINELLI, F. (in review) “Nomades numériques : La mobilité comme « projet du soi »”, dins C.Forget i N.Salazar (eds) Mobile, mode de vie, Anthropologie et Sociétés

MANCINELLI, F. (2019) “El turismo y el lugar de la memoria: Representaciones, discursos y poderes plurales”. Dins Glenda Melo i Maria Amalia Olivera (eds) Memória e Turismo: roteiros, trajetórias, discursos e subjetividades em construção, Edicions de la Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

MANCINELLI, F. (2018) A Review of “Making the modern primitive”. Tourism Geographies, 20(4): 758-760.

MANCINELLI, F. (2018) “A practice of togetherness: Home imaginings in the life of location-independent families”, International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 6 (4): 307-322

MANCINELLI, F. (2017) L’invention d’une tribu. Art ethnique, patrimoine immatériel et tourisme dans une communauté de Madagascar. París: L’Harmattan.

PALOU, S.; MANCINELLI, F. (2016) “El turismo como refractor”. Quaderns de l’Institut Catalá d’Antropologia, 32: 5-28. Dins PALOU, S.; MANCINELLI, F. (ed.) (2016) Diàlegs d’Antropologia i Turisme. Quaderns de l’Institut Catalá d’Antropologia, 32.

MANCINELLI, F.; PALOU, S. (2016) Editorial “Special issue on Tourism and The Place of Memory”. International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 5(3-4): 165-171.

MANCINELLI, F. (2016) “Shifting values of ‘primitiveness’ among the Zafimaniry of Madagascar: an anthropological approach to tourist mediator discourses”, dins PICARD D.; CROSSLEY E. (ed.) Regimes of value in tourism. Nova York: Routledge.

MANCINELLI, F. (2014) “Shifting values of ‘primitiveness’ among the Zafimaniry of Madagascar: an anthropological approach to tourist mediator discourses”. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 12(3): 224-236.