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Karoline Guelke Instructor, Anthropology — Social Sciences

Office: Y 207Email: guelkek@camosun.caPhone: 250-370-3368

Karoline Guelke


I am a cultural anthropologist with an interest in globalization, culture change, tourism, gender issues, and language. After coming to Canada as an international student from Germany, I discovered how anthropology could help me make sense of my cross-cultural experiences. For my MA I conducted research on dietary changes in highland Peru. A few years later this fascinating place called me back, and I returned to explore the impacts of the rapidly growing tourism industry in the area. My dissertation Tourism in an Andean Community: Negotiating Inequality, Gender and Change was completed in 2018.

I enjoy sharing my interests with students, and my teaching is informed by my personal experiences with research, travel, and living in different cultures. I believe that anthropology is relevant to both our personal and professional lives, and that an understanding of cultural diversity, and our shared humanity, is more important than ever in today’s world.

Courses Teaching/Taught:

Guelke, Karoline. 2015. Tourist Photography in Peru: An Actor-Network-Theory Approach to Tourist Photographs posted Online. Material Culture Review 80/81:134-150.

Guelke, Karoline. 2014. Shanti’s Birthday: Reflections of a Tourist/Volunteer/Anthropologist. Platforum  14:125-137.

Guelke, Karoline. 2014. The Diversity of Gender Roles in the Andes: Implications for Tourism. Revista Turismo &  Desenvolvimiento/Journal of Tourism and Development 21/22(1):317-327.

Guelke, Karoline. 2004. Dietary Choices in the Vilcanota Valley of Peru: Local Opinions about Taste and Health Value of Common Foods. Vis-á-vis: Explorations in Anthropology 7:26-37.

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