Dr VIOLET CUFFY
LECTURER, BUSINESS, ENTERPRISE AND MANAGEMENT
I am Dr Violet V Cuffy, Lecturer in Tourism Management.
My research focus has been on tourism education and training
from a destination perspective, with emphasis on lifelong
education, collaboration, and co-creation of the curriculum.
The main objective is to educate, engage, and entertain UK born
‘young’ descendants of the Commonwealth of Dominica (my
homeland) on core aspects of the Dominican heritage and culture.
Related research involves ethnographic studies and exploration of
developing theories on culture and diaspora tourism among this
second, third and fourth generation niche market.
Waitukubuli Culture and Tourism Initiative Documentary:
Most of my siblings were teachers; so unsurprisingly my career
began as a high school teacher. Thus, formal education and training
in teaching and learning at an earlier stage of my professional life
has shaped my philosophy and continued interest in the principles
and practice of education and training. My background and personal
involvement in the rich carnival and creole culture of the Caribbean
married to my love for travel and tourism drives my research in the
area of carnival, culture, and diaspora tourism.
R A T I N G
I am passionate about
culture and diaspora
tourism. Now editing the
book, ‘Carnival, Culture, and
Tourism’ which addresses
displaced carnivals and how
the diaspora utilises and
merges space and identity.
I am the founder of the
‘Waitukubuli Culture and
Tourism Initiative’ launched
in October 2014.