Maggie Miller holds a PhD in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo, Canada. Much of her current work focuses on the sociocultural dimensions of sustainability, as she takes up research to understand, enhance and advocate for social justice and equity in tourism and recreation contexts. A critical qualitative scholar, Maggie’s work is informed by relational ways of knowing and draws on diverse methodologies (e.g., narrative, visual, and sensorial) and community-based research practices. Since joining Swansea’s School of Management in 2018, Maggie has worked collaboratively and creatively with colleagues on a range of projects – one of her most recent projects has led her to Dhorpatan, Nepal to assess viable livelihood options and tourism enterprise opportunities.
In addition to research, Maggie is enthusiastic about teaching. Student-centered, she works hard to maintain an inclusive, dialogical and interactive classroom. In 2019, Maggie was honoured with the Teacher of the Year Award in the School of Management. Prior to academia, Maggie has worked in the tourism industry in several capacities including her stint in Bocas del Toro, Panama as a sustainable tourism consultant, and a study abroad coordinator at San Diego State University in the United States.