IMS Alumni

David Ivan R. Fleisher

E-mail: fleischer@gwu.edu

Education

BA, University of Brasilia (Brazil)
MA, University of Brasilia (Brazil)
Ph.D. University at Albany, SUNY

Current Research

My current research focuses on the convergence and divergence between ecotourism and environmental projects and their effects on policy-making and local communities.

Research interests

Anthropology of tourism, urban anthropology, environment and ecotourism; Mexico and Brazil.

Publications

FLEISCHER, David I. R. Ecotourism ou “Yuk! Tourism!” Sustainability and adaptability of Historical cities? 1st Meeting of Latin American Anthropology (Latin American Anthropological Association – ALA). Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina: Escuela de Antropología de la Facultad de Humanidades y Artes de La Universidad Nacional de Rosario, July 11 to 15, 2005.
Article written for the Symposium: “Territory and Sustainability”, at the 1st CLA.

FLEISCHER, David I. R. “São Tomé das Letras and Lagoa Santa: Sustainability or risk to the cultural and natural heritage?” Brazilian Reunion of Anthropology: Nation and Citizenship (Brazilian Anthropological Association – ABA). Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil: Centro de Convenções de Pernambuco, July 12 to 15, 2004.
Article written for the Research Forum: “Environment, Development and Sustainability”, at the 24th RBA.

FLEISCHER, David I. R. & PARANHOS, Rodrigo F. “São Tomé das Letras and São Jorge: Genesis, Conflict and Identity in the Constitution of Attractive to a tourist
Market.”
Brazilian Reunion of Anthropology (RBA): Nation and Citizenship (Brazilian Anthropological Association – ABA). Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil: Centro de Convenções de Pernambuco, July 12 to 15, 2004.
Article written for the Research Forum: “Cities and Markets: new forms of conflict in the specialization of social and economic practices”, at the 24th RBA.

FLEISCHER, David I. R. “São Tomé das Letras and Contemporary Tourism: Sustainability or risks to the historical heritage and local culture?" Reunion of
Anthropology of the Mercosul (V: Florianópolis [SC]: November 30 to December 3, 2003) Anthropology in Perspectives / Flavio Braune Wiik, Tiago Moreira dos Santos (Organizers). Florianópolis: Federal University of Santa Catarina, 2003 344 p.
Article written for the Discussion Group “Development Projects, socio-environmental effects and patrimony”, at the V RAM.