Noel B. Salazar is Research Professor in Anthropology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is editor of the Berghahn Books Worlds in Motion book series, co-editor of six edited volumes and seven special issues, and author of Momentous Mobilities (2010), Envisioning Eden (2010) and numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on tourism and travel. Salazar sits on the editorial boards of, among others, American Anthropologist, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Transfers and Applied Mobilities. He is secretary-general of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), past president of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) and founder of AnthroMob, the EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network. In addition, Salazar is on UNESCO’s and UNWTO’s official roster of consultants and an expert member of the ICOMOS International Cultural Tourism Committee and the UNESCO-UNITWIN Network ‘Culture, Tourism and Development’. In 2013, Salazar was elected as member of the Young Academy of Belgium.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Social and cultural anthropology
Anthropologies of mobility and travel, the local-to-global nexus, discourses and imaginaries of Otherness, heritage and interpretation, cultural brokering, cosmopolitanism, and endurance locomotion