D Ribeiro Povoa

PhD Candidate Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts & Culture Studies
Location
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
Room
H01-
Email
povoa@eshcc.eur.nl

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Débora Póvoa is a PhD candidate and lecturer in the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Her PhD research is part of the ERC-funded project ‘Worlds of Imagination’. Her subproject analyses the phenomenon of film tourism in Brazil. Under the supervision of Prof. Stijn Reijnders, her goal is to understand in which ways media products can induce new tourism flows, and how the relationship between cinema and tourism is reflected on discursive, institutional and experiential levels.  

Débora’s current project builds up on her previous work on film and tourism. In her Master’s thesis, she examined and…

Débora Póvoa is a PhD candidate and lecturer in the Department of Arts and Culture Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Her PhD research is part of the ERC-funded project ‘Worlds of Imagination’. Her subproject analyses the phenomenon of film tourism in Brazil. Under the supervision of Prof. Stijn Reijnders, her goal is to understand in which ways media products can induce new tourism flows, and how the relationship between cinema and tourism is reflected on discursive, institutional and experiential levels.  

Débora’s current project builds up on her previous work on film and tourism. In her Master’s thesis, she examined and problematised the growth of slum tourism in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, and how this activity, intertwining with visual discourses propagated worldwide about such localities, is inserted in a more overarching trend of favela consumption. With this thesis, she received a Master’s degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam.

Débora also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Her research interests include film tourism, media representation, and the relationships between media, power and place.

      • D. Póvoa (2018). Panellist: We love the favela: Favela consumption through telenovela tourism in Brazil. 8th International Tourism and Media (ITAM) Conference: University of Liverpool (2018, juli 5 - 2018, juli 7).
      • D. Póvoa (2018). “I love the favela”: Telenovela tourism in the Brazilian favelas. Symposium Visualising Spatial Injustice and Exploitation: Kent University (2018, juni 8 - 2018, juni 8).
      • D. Póvoa (2018). Panellist: Tropical ghetto, dangerous paradise? Experiencing Brazil in media (and) tourism. Conference ETMAAL 2018: Ghent (2018, februari 8 - 2018, februari 9).
      • D. Póvoa (2017). Panellist: The Commodification of Poverty: Favela Tourism and Visual Culture in Rio de Janeiro. International Conference Postcolonial Mediations: Globalisation and Displacement: University of Amsterdam (2017, oktober 26 - 2017, oktober 27).
      • D. Póvoa (2017). Panellist: Tropical ghetto, dangerous paradise? Experiencing Brazil in film (and) tourism. Conference Locating Imagination: Erasmus University Rotterdam (2017, april 4 - 2017, april 6).
  • History of Western Arts and Culture

    Title
    History of Western Arts and Culture
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (BA-1) (BA-1)

    Arts, Culture, and Media

    Title
    Arts, Culture, and Media
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (BA-1) (BA-1)
  • PhD Candidate

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Arts & Culture Studies
    Country
    The Netherlands

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