Thompson Rivers University

Kellee Caton

Name: Dr. Kellee Caton
Position: Professor


cooking, wine, travel, reading, yoga, good conversation

Research Interests

morality and ethics in tourism; epistemological and pedagogical issues in tourism studies; humanist philosophy; consumer culture; ideological production; lived experience and meaning-making


Ph.D. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2008
M.S. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2005
B.A. University of New Mexico, 2000


To view my publications, please visit my website:

Employment History

Professor, Thompson Rivers University, 2019-Present
Associate Professor, Thompson Rivers University, 2013-2019
Assistant Professor, Thompson Rivers University, 2010-2013
Adjunct Professor, University of Illinois, 2008-2015

Courses Taught

TMGT 3050: Research in Tourism
TMGT 4020: Graduating Seminar
TMGT 4080: Reflecting Philosophically on Tourism
TMGT 4100: The Social Side of Tourism

Professional Affiliations

Co-Chair, Critical Tourism Studies Network
Executive Board Member, Tourism Education Futures Initiative
Editorial Board Member, Annals of Tourism Research
Editorial Board Member, Tourism Analysis
Editorial Board Member, Journal of China Tourism Research


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