Xerardo Pereiro (University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro –UTAD – Vila Real – Portugal.
Xerardo Pereiro holds a European PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia – Spain) and another International PhD in Tourism from the University of La Laguna (Canarias - Spain). He is assistant teacher with habilitation (tenure) of anthropology (by ISCTE- Lisbon) and cultural tourism in UTAD (Portugal). He conducts research about tourism and cultural heritage in CETRAD (Centre for Transdiciplinary Development Studies, https://www.cetrad.utad.pt/) of UTAD. He is the Head of Tourism First Degree Course of UTAD. It is member of the Editorial Board of several international journals as Pasos, Cultur, Agália, PH, ATLAS Tourism and Leisure Review and so on. He was awarded with 1994 Vicente Risco Award of Social Anthropology and Social Sciences, 2007 FITUR in research tourism and 2011 Sol-Meliá - University of Balears Islands Awards for Tourism Research.