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Carter Hunt

  • PHD
  • Assistant Professor
  • The Pennsylvania State University
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Research interests

ethnographysustainable/eco-/indigenous/rural/responsible tourismpolitical ecologycultural preservationsustainable livelihoodsBiodiversity conservation


Carter Hunt is an environmental anthropologist and Assistant Professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, and Anthropology, at The Pennsylvania State University. He has a particular interest in ecotourism as a means of promoting biodiversity conservation and sustainable community development in areas of high biodiversity. Further information about his work at Penn State may be found at this website:

Co-authors (15)

Publications (5)

  • Empowerment in Tourism: A Review of Peer-reviewed Literature

    • Aghazamani Y
    • Hunt C
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  • Tourism development and changing rural identity in China

    • Xue L
    • Kerstetter D
    • Hunt C
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  • Social capital in development: Bonds, bridges, and links in OSA and Golfito, Costa Rica

    • Hunt C
    • Durham W
    • Menke C
  • Social capital, ecotourism, and empowerment in Shiripuno, Ecuador

    • Marcinek A
    • Hunt C
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  • An ecotourism partnership in the Peruvian Amazon: The case of Posada Amazonas

    • Jordan J
    • Hunt C
    • Stronza A

Professional experience

Assistant Professor

The Pennsylvania State University

January 2013 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellow

Anthropology, Stanford University

August 2009 - December 2012(3 years)

Education history

Ph.D Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (Tourism Resources Development)

Texas A&M University

August 2003 - August 2009(6 years)

M.S. Recreation, Park and Tourism Science (Natural Resource Management)

Texas A&M University

August 2000 - May 2003(3 years)

B.A. Pyschology; Minor Spanish

University of Kentucky

August 1992 - May 1997(5 years)