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Meghann Ormond (PhD in Geog., Univ. of St Andrews, UK, 2011; PgDip in Geog., Univ. of Lisbon, Portugal, 2005; BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Geog., Univ. of Colorado-Boulder, USA, 2002) is Associate Professor in Cultural Geography.
As a cultural geographer, an immigrant and someone fascinated by the transformative potential of travel, Meghann is deeply invested in and concerned with how differently-mobile people's roots, rights and vulnerabilities are recognised and included in the places they visit and in which they live. Her research focuses on how shifting visions and practices of citizenship and belonging transform transnational mobility, heritage, health and care relationships. For more information about her research lines, publications and her teaching and supervision at Wageningen University, visit: http://www.meghannormond.com She can also be found on Research Gate and Academia.edu.
Meghann is co-coordinator of the CSPS Transformative Learning Hub at WUR, Roots Guide curator and scientific coordinator. An Expatriate Archive Centre trustee, she also is a member of the Wageningen Young Academy, the IBG's Participatory Geographies Research Group committee, and the LNVH Associate Professor Sounding Board. She is the chair of the MSc Tourism, Society & Environment programme committee. Meghann is also deputy editor of Globalization and Health and on the editorial board of Current Issues in Tourism.
Meghann is interested in supervising students on the following topics:
- migration and migrant heritage-making
- tourism-migration nexus
- transformative and experiential learning
- travel as a tool for global citizenship education
- localhood and the politics of presence
- international medical travel
Students interested in doing a thesis on one of these themes are invited to contact her by email (meghann.ormond [@] wur.nl).