Hélène B. Ducros is a human geographer with a wide range of interests relating to the concept of “place.” She studies lived space, place-making, attachment to place, and landscape change and perception. Her research has inquired into rural transformations and rural-urban dynamics through an understanding of heritage preservation within cultural and economic policy. Her exploration into the role of material culture, identity and representation in local development strategies has led her to examine issues of land use, regional architecture, memory, mobilities, tourism, the geographies of food, and the local-global nexus. She has taught an array of courses in geography, history and international studies. She is most interested in experiential and place-based pedagogies and how to make meaningful connections with the real world in the classroom. At EuropeNow she is Chair of Research and Pedagogy.
Contact: helene [at] alumni.unc.edu