Doctor of Social Sciences
Ann-Kathrin McLean is an associate faculty member in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University. Originally from Germany, McLean grew up in the Middle East, moving to BC in 2008. McLean’s research evaluates memory studies in a contemporary society and hones in on the interplay between heritage tourism, war remembrance and place-based pedagogy. She specifically focuses on how millennials interpret sites of Nazi war heritage and how this generation constructs individual meaning. Considering the impacts of populism, globalization and new media, she will visit sites nationwide for her studies. McLean is intrigued as to how digital media and other interpretive tools can be successfully implemented at sites of memory to engage interaction and assist in fostering education in order to mitigate memory loss across generations. A full list of McLean’s work experience is available on her LinkedIn page. McLean holds a Bachelor of Tourism Management (2012) from Thompson Rivers University and a Master of Arts in Tourism Management (2015) from Royal Roads University.