Dr. Paula Saavedra Trigueros

Paula Saavedra is a Ph.D. candidate in Humanities at Carlos III University of Madrid. Her research, focused on the case study of the city of Seville (Spain), explores the concept of tourist imageries and their influence on both place perceptions and people’s behaviours. Through qualitative methodology, she studies the projected images of the city in the content of tourist guidebooks, and through participatory observation and face to face interviews, she aims to understand how local inhabitants and visitors interact with that place. Her results suggest that tourist imageries are strongly tied to changing narratives about the destination.

Paula Saavedra