• Name: Jafar Jafari
  • Position: University of Wisconsin-Stout

Jafar Jafari is Founding Editor, Annals of Tourism Research; Chief Editor, Tourism Social Science Series; Co-editor, Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice; Co-editor, Encyclopedia of Tourism; Co-Founding Editor, Information Technology & Tourism; Co-Founder, TRINET; Founding President, International Academy for the Study of Tourism; and Founding President, Tourism Intelligence Forum.

A cultural anthropologist (PhD, University of Minnesota, USA), with BA (English, University of Isfahan, Iran) and BS and MS (hotel and tourism management, Cornell University, USA), he is the recipient of the 2005 UNWTO Ulysses Prize, with Honorary Doctorates from Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain), Universidade do Algarve (Portugal), and Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain), Lifetime Honorary Professorship of Bundelkhand University (India) and Visiting Professor of the University of Isfahan (Iran) and Sun Yat-sen University (China), and Professor Emeritus of University of Wisconsin-Stout (USA). Jafari@uwstout.edu