Understanding the Power of Tourism in Contested Landscapes

This was a mobility project to support exchange activities for teaching and research activities in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. This project was funded by the The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT).

Att förstå betydelsen av turism i omtvistade landskap

See attached report and publications below:

  • Shepherd, J. & Laven, D. (2020). Hostels in Hostile Territory : Tourist Spaces of Transformative Dialogue in the Israeli-Palestinian Context. In Role and Impact of Tourism in Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. Hershey : IGI Global. pp. 195-217.  

  • Shepherd, J. , Laven, D. & Shamma, L. (2020). Autoethnographic journeys through contested spaces. Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 84  

  • Shepherd, J. (2021). Exploring a unifying approach to peacebuilding through tourism: Abraham and Israel/Palestine. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 1-18.

Project members

Daniel Laven

Universitetslektor|Senior Lecturer


Jack Shepherd

Doktorand|Doctoral Student