Bobbie Chew Bigby is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bobbie has BA degrees in Chinese Language/Literature, as well as Anthropology. Bobbie obtained her MA degree in International Studies, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia as a Rotary Peace Fellow from 2014-2015. Bobbie also holds an MS degree in Arts and Culture Administration as an AIANTA Scholar from Drexel University. Bobbie completed her thesis research on examining the potential for cultural tourism development among Tribal Nations (Quapaw, Shawnee and Miami Tribes) in far Northeastern Oklahoma. Bobbie has engaged in research focused on Indigenous peoples, tourism and connections to traditional culture in China, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Australia and back home in Oklahoma Indian Country. Bobbie is currently based between Broome, Australia and Tulsa, Oklahoma where she is pursuing a PhD at the University of Notre Dame Australia focused on comparative Indigenous cultural tourism. This research is being supported through the West Australian Government’s JTSI Science/Tourism Fellows program and the University’s Research Training Program. Bobbie is also engaged in co-editing and co-writing a book focused on reexamining the possibilities for tourism post-COVID 19 and the ways that tourism can better support social and ecological justice. Bobbie has a deep passion for Indigenous-participation in tourism and believes that tourism can be used as a tool for culture and language revitalization, along with environmental stewardship.
Sessions in which Bobbie Bigby participates
- Bobbie C. Bibgy Title : Tar Creek Toxic Tourism and the Possibilities for Environmental Justice and Tribal Sovereignty
- Presenter Bobbie Bigby (University of Notre Dame Australia, Nulungu Research Institute) |
- 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM | 30 minutes Part of: Concurrent Session 2b
Sessions in which Bobbie Bigby attends
- Concurent sessions 1A : SPECIAL TRACK: Animal Justice
- 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM | 2 hours 30 minutes
- Keynote Jafet Quintero Venegas and Álvaro López Title : The Night Walk: from a dangerous migration to a tourist performance.
- 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM | 1 hour
- Keynote Evita Robinson Title : Ethical and Equitable Tourism Data
- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | 1 hour
- Keynote Heather Mair : Title Tourism and the illiberal turn
- 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | 1 hour 30 minutes