Prof. Xerardo Pereiro2020-09-06T06:43:27+07:00

Who is Prof. Xerardo Pereiro?

Prof. Dr. Xerardo Pereiro invited lecturer in the webinar Resilience and Recovery of Small Tourism Entrepreneurs and Communities, 13 June 2020.

Xerardo Pereiro(University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro –UTAD, CETRAD – Vila Real – Portugal. holds a European PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia – Spain) and another  International PhD in Tourism from the University of La Laguna (Canarias – Spain).

He is assistant teacher with habilitation (tenure) of anthropology (by ISCTE- Lisbon) and cultural tourism in UTAD (Portugal).

He conducts research about anthropology of tourism and cultural heritage in CETRAD (Centre for Transdiciplinary Development Studies,  of UTAD.

He has done fieldwork research in Asturias and Galicia (Spain), Portugal and Panama –about indigenous guna tourism-. He is the Head of Tourism First Degree Course of UTAD, and was visitor teacher in the universities of Vigo, Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pablo Olavide (Seville), Salamanca, Panamá, “Universidade Nova de Lisboa”, Costa Rica, UNICAMP (Brazil) and others.

He was awarded with 1994 Vicente Risco Award of Social Anthropology and Social Sciences, 2007 FITUR in research tourism and 2011 Sol-Meliá – University of Balears Islands Awards for Tourism Research.

Nowadays is doing research on Portuguese Inside Way of Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and about Tourism in the Douro Region. He is member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage – Pasos ( ORCID:

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