Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

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)

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Ana Maria Munar; Jane Widtfeldt Meged; Mads Bødker; Cecilie Dam Wiedemann / Existential Walking
In: Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 87, 3.2021
Journal article > peer review
Claudia Eger; Ana Maria Munar; Cathy Hsu / Gender and Tourism Sustainability
In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 12.8.2021
Journal article > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Adam Doering / COVID-19 the Intruder : A Brief Philosophical Reflection on Strangeness and Hospitality.
In: Hospitality Insights, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2020, p. 5-6
Journal article > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Lonni Hall / Desire as a Way of Knowing
In: Postdisciplinary Knowledge. ed. /Tomas Pernecky. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 84-96
Book chapter > peer review
Ana Maria Munar; Jane Widtfeldt Meged; Mads Bødker; Cecilie Dam Wiedemann / Existential Walking
In: Book of Abstracts: 2nd International Conference of the Critical Tourism Studies Asia-Pacific. Tourism in Troubled Times: Responsibility, Resistance and Resurgence in the Asia Pacific Critical Tourism Studies, 2020. 2020, 1 p., p. 45
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Jocelyn Finniear; Nigel Morgan; Donna Chambers; Ana Maria Munar / Gender-Based Harassment in Tourism Academia : Organizational Collusion, Coercion and Compliance.
In: Tourism and Gender-Based Violence : Challenging Inequalities. . ed. /Paola Vizcaino; Heather Jeffrey; Claudia Eger. Wallingford : CABI Publishing 2020, p. 30-44
Book chapter > peer review
Ana Maria Munar / I Am Man
Frederiksberg : Ana Maria Munar 2020, 86 p.
Book > peer review
Ana Maria Munar / Hyper Academia
In: International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2019, p. 219-231
Journal article > peer review
Jannick Friis Christensen; Ana Maria Munar; Florence Villeséche; Claudia Eger; Amira Benali / Queering Hospitality : Roses Are Red. Gender Is Performative. Why Is Tourism so Heteronormative?.
In: Critical Tourism Studies Proceedings: CTS 2019. . ed. /Kellee Caton. Kamloops : Thompson Rivers University 2019, 1 p.
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Ana Maria Munar / Dancing between Anger and Love : Reflections on Feminist Activism.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 4, Feminism, Activism, Writing!, 2018, 16 p., p. 955-970
Conference article in journal > 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)