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Stefanie Benjamin

Assistant Professor


Stefanie Benjamin is an Assistant Professor in the Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management program in the College of Education and Health and Human Performance at the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include cultural and historical landscapes regarding heritage tourism in the U.S. South with special attention devoted to power, politics, and collective memory. Additionally, she is devoted to sustainable tourism through planning, education, and development; film-induced tourism;  slave narrative performances; festivals/events; improvisational games in higher education; PhD students’ well-being and mental health; and popular culture.  Furthermore, Benjamin is a certified qualitative researcher implementing visual methodology, ethnographical methodology, and performance studies in her research.

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  • Heritage Tourism
  • Film Induced Tourism
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Race, Ethnicity & Gender
  • Event Management


Classes Offered:
  • HRT 212 - Event Design
  • HRT 484 - Critical Sustainable Tourism
  • HRT 410 - Strategic Management in Hospitality
  • RHTM 695 - Introduction to Qualitative Research Methodologies in RHTM
  • UNHO 101 - Keeping It Real: Applying Soft Skills and Mindfulness
  • UNHO 101 - Improv(e) You: Learning Improvisation Techniques to Enhance Creativity
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