Conferences and talks


  • Conversations about: “The role of first travelers as initiators of tourism in Majorca”
  • Lecture: “Social impacts of tourism in the Balearics”
  • Dialogs on foreign residents on the island”


Curriculum vitae

Joan Amer Fernández

is PhD in Sociology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2005) with the PhD dissertation "Tourism and politics. The Majorcan hotelier. The regional government period from 1983 to 2003". Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2006-2008) at the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University, United Kingdom. From 2010 on, he is lecturer at the Department of Pedagogy and Specifical Didactics of the University of the Balearic Islands. Master in Geography (2004) at the Balearic Islands University. Master of Arts in Tourism and Leisure at the Sociology Department of Lancaster University (United Kingdom, 2000). Master in Citizenship Participation and Sustainable Development at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (1999). Since 2010, he is member of the research group GIFES (Social and Educational Training and Research Group, Grup d’Investigació i Formació Educativa i Social) at the Department of Pedagogy and Specific Didactics of the University of the Balearic Islands.

To undertake his research, he has gained the following grants and scholarships: Balearic Savings Bank "Sa Nostra" (1999-2000) grant for studying Masters abroad; Research Scholarship at the Tourist technology and research centre of the Balearic Islands (CITTIB) (2000-2001); and Research Personnel Education Grant (FPI) from the Research Secretary of the Balearic Islands Government (2001-2005). Postdoctoral fellowship grant (2006-2008) by the Spanish Education and Science Ministry.


  • Evidence-based family prevention research
  • Sociology of Education
  • Educational impacts of tourism
  • Sociology of Tourism
  • Social impacts of tourism

Jacqueline Waldren

  • BA (UCLA) MA, DPhil (Oxon)
  • Social Anthropologist- Lecturer-Research Associate
  • Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • International Gender Studies-Research Associate
  • Linacre College
  • University of Oxford
  • Director 2003-present
  • Deia Archaeological & Anthropological Museum and Research Center
  • Deia, Mallorca Balearic Islands, Spain
  • Series Editor New Directions in Anthropology Berghahn Books, Oxford and New York
  • Co-series editor Cross-Cultural Research on Women Berg Publishers, Oxford.


  • 2012 Waldren,J & MI Kaminski (eds)  Learning from the Children ; Childhood, Culture and Identity in a Changing World. Oxford: Berghahn Books
  • 2000  Waldren, J. Mallorquins, Estranjers i Foresters: Paraiso i Realidad a Mallorca. Mallorca:Editorial Moll
  • 1998 Abram, S & J.Waldren (eds) Anthropological Perspectives on Local Development  Routledge
  • 1997 Abram,S. & J.Waldren & MacLoed (eds) Tourists and Tourism: Identifying with People and Places.  Berg Publishers
  • 1996 Waldren, J. Insiders and Outsiders : Paradise and Reality in Mallorca. Berghahn Books


  • 2012  'Children Negotiating Identity in Mallorca' in Waldren and Kaminski (above)  
  • 2011    'Digging Mallorca' in D.Theodopoulis & J. Skinner (eds) Expectations and Imaginings of Tourism. Oxford:Berghahn Books
  • 2010  'Ambiguous Foreigners:Neighbours Share More than Geographical Space'. In B. Bonisch-Brednich & C. Trundle (eds).Local lives: Migration and the Politics of Place
  • 2009 ' Lifestyle Afterthoughts' in M.Benson & K O’Reilly (eds) Lifestyle Migration:Expectations, Aspirations and Experiences.London:Ashgate
  • 2008  'Gendering Oxford: Shirley Ardener and Cross Cultural Research'  in D.Bryceson, J. Okely,
  • and J.M. WebberIdentity and Networks: Fashioning gender and ethnicity across cultures Oxford: Berghahn Books
  • 2007 'Reframing Place, Time and Experience:Leisure and Ilusion in Mallorca' in
  • S.Colmen and T Kohn The Discipline of Leisure
  • 2002 Conceptions of the Mediterranean: Islands of the mind in World Islands British Archaeological Reports BAR 1-6
  • 2000 'Bosnians in Mallorca' in J.Stacul, CMoutsou &H. Kopnina Crossing European Boundaries
  • 2000 ‘Resident Foreigners in Mallorca ‘in Revista d’etnologia de Catalunya
  • 1998 'The Road to Ruin' in S.Abram, J.Waldren, et. al  (above)
  • 1998 'Mixing, Matching and Crossing Over: Mixed Marriage in Mallorca' in R. Breger and R. Hill (eds), Cross-Cultural Marriages. Oxford: Berg Publishers
  • 1997 'We are Not Tourists, We Live Here' in S.Abram and J.Waldren             (above)
  • 1995 'Gender, Rituals and Religion: An Overview' in Waldren, W.,  J. Ensenyat,,
  •   and R.Kennard (eds) Rites, Rituals and Religion  in Prehistory,  Vol. I, Paper 2, British Archaeological Reports   (BAR)
  • 1990 ‘An Artist’s Colony in Mallorca’, Insight Guides, Singapore:  APA Publications
  • 1989 Historia de los Baleares, Appendices 1-10, Vol 7, Editorial Formentor, Mallorca
  • 1988 'Names as Metaphors for Social Relations’, JASO  Vol. XIX, No.2 pp. 66-169

Eduard Moyà Antón

is a specialist in Comparative Literature. His doctoral thesis Balearic Visions: The Shifting Image of the Balearic Islands in the Travel Accounts of British Visitors (1903-1939) was acknowledged as the best research work of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Queensland (Australia) in 2012. His fields of interest include Travel Literature, Identity Discourse and Cultural Production. Amongst his latest publications we find Le voyage dans tous ses états (2013), the article “British Literary Diaspora in the Mediterranean: The (Re)Creation of the ‘Sunny South’” (2013) and the chapter “North Dreams South: Edwardians Travelling the Mediterranean in the Early 20th Century” in the book The British Lake (2006). He is currently lecturing at the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB).