Stephanie Benjamin Ph.D - Tourism RESET

Stephanie Benjamin Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management, University of Tennessee, Knoxville & Co-Director of Tourism RESET

Stefanie Benjamin, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in Tourism Studies at the University of Tennessee. Her research agenda lies within the nexus of social equity and critical tourism scholarship exploring marginalized populations’ lived experiences and counter-narratives. She is interested in producing and promoting social advocacy while amplifying underrepresented voices within the tourism landscape through practice, research, and education. As a certified qualitative researcher, she designs research studies using collective storytelling, visual methodologies, social media analysis, and (auto/duo) ethnography to try and understand how race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and White supremacy influence the travel experience and landscape. This research falls under the umbrella of Tourism RESET where she serves as the Co-Director and Research Fellow.