Department of Business Humanities and Law

  • Governance, Culture & Learning Unit
Ana Maria
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.154

Ana María Munar is Associate Professor. Her research applies philosophical approaches to gender, higher education and tourism. Her latest book “I am Man” is a poetic philosophical work on gender identity and expression. Currently, she is writing a book entitled “Desire” where she applies psychoanalysis, philosophy, art and literature to explore what desire means for our human condition and our societies. Her ongoing work in tourism focuses on gender and tourism sustainability and on re-imagining tourism spaces, applying ethics and contemplation, new materialism and creative writing. In her latest tourism innovation project she applied Existentialism and multisensory/multimedia approaches to understand tourism experiences. Her gender research combines academic reports and publications, with advocacy and action research projects. These past years, Ana’s research has focused on postdisciplinarity in knowledge production and research paradigms. Her research in digital technologies in tourism applies critical theory to this field.

Primary research areas
  • Tourism

  • Digital Media

  • Epistemology

  • Gender

  • Higher Education

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Service Management Foundations: Tourism and Hospitality
  • Service Economics
  • Contemporary Issues in Tourism Demand

 Experience as supervisor of bachelor and master thesis.

Other teaching activities

Ana María Munar is engaged in curriculum development and her focus has been to strengthen the ethical, philosophical and entrepreneurial aspects of business management education. She coordinates the tourism and hospitality concentration at the Bachelor of Service Management and Business Administration.

Selected publications

Ana Maria Munar / The House of Tourism Studies and the Systemic Paradigm
In: Tourism Research Paradigms: Critical and Emergent Knowledges. . ed. /Ana María Munar; Tazim Jamal. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016, p. 131–153 (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 22)

Ana Maria Munar; Tazim Jamal / What Are Paradigms for?
In: Tourism Research Paradigms: Critical and Emergent Knowledges. . ed. /Ana María Munar; Tazim Jamal. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016, p. 1-16 (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 22)

Tomas Pernecky; Ana Maria Munar; Brian Wheeller / Existential Postdisciplinarity : Personal Journeys Into Tourism, Art, and Freedom.
In: Tourism Analysis, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2016, p. 389-401

Munar, A. M., Biran, A., Budeanu, A., Caton, K., Chambers, D., Dredge, D., Gyimóthy, S., Jamal, T., Larson, M., Nilsson Lindström, K., Nygaard, L., Ram, Y. (2015). The Gender Gap in the Tourism Academy: Statistics and Indicators of Gender Equality. Copenhagen.

Ana Maria Munar; Florence Villeseche / Gender and Academic Leadership Practices at Copenhagen Business School : An Action Research Project.
Frederiksberg: Copenhagen Business School, CBS 2016, 40 p.

Ana Maria Munar / Paradoxical Digital Worlds
In: Tourism Social Media: Transformations in Identity, Community and Culture. . ed. /Ana María Munar; Szilvia Gyimóthy; Liping Cai. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013, p. 35-53 (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 18)

Publications sorted by:
Stefanie Hansen Steinbeck; Ana Maria Munar / Affective Atmospheres in Children’s Museum Experiences
In: Leisure Studies, 1.3.2023
Journal article > peer review
Claudia Eger (Editor) ; Ana Maria Munar (Editor) ; Cathy Hsu (Editor) / Gender and Tourism Sustainability
Abingdon : Routledge 2023, 344 p.
Anthology > peer review
Gabe Carpendale (Editor) ; Kellee Caton (Editor) ; Bryan S. R. Grimwood (Editor) ; Ana Maria Munar (Editor) ; Michela (MK) Stinson (Editor) / With in Dangerous Times : Proceedings 2022.
: Critical Tourism Studies Critical Tourism Studies IX, 2023, 218 p. (Critical Tourism Studies, Vol. 9)
Anthology > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Adam Doering / COVID-19 the Intruder : A Philosophical Journey with Jean-Luc Nancy into Pandemic Strangeness and Tourism.
In: Tourism Management Perspectives, Vol. 43, 7.2022
Journal article > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Richard Ek / Digital Tourism Communication and Democracy
In: Tourism Culture & Communication, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2022, p. 143-155
Journal article > peer review
Claudia Eger; Ana Maria Munar; Cathy Hsu / Gender and Tourism Sustainability
In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Vol. 30, No. 7, 7.2022, p. 1459-1475
Journal article > peer review
Jacobo Ramirez; Ana Maria Munar / Hybrid Gender Colonization : The Case of Muxes.
In: Gender, Work and Organization, Vol. 29, No. 6, 11.2022, p. 1868-1889
Journal article > peer review
Anna Franciska Einersen; Jo Krøjer; Sorcha MacLeod; Sara Louise Muhr; Ana Maria Munar; Eva Sophia Myers; Mie Plotnikof; Lea Skewes / Sexism in Danish Higher Education and Research : Understanding, Exploring, Acting.
Copenhagen : Department of Organization, Copenhagen Business School 2022, 161 p.
Ana Maria Munar; Marius Gudmand-Høyer; Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen; Morten Sørensen Thaning / Values with Hamlet : Engaging with Value Incommensurability in Tourism Organizations.
In: Critical Tourism Studies 9: With in Dangerous Times. Working Proceedings. WWW : Critical Tourism Studies 2022, 2 p., p. 8-9
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Adam Doering; / COVID-19 the Intruder : Reflections on Hospitality and Justice.
Abstract from Critical Tourism Studies, 2021
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Maastricht University, 2019: Expert advisor
  • Breda University of Applied Sciences, 2018: Expert advisor
  • GEAR:DK (Network of Danish Universities), 2019: Expert advisor (speaker)