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Madina Regnault

Madina Regnault

Honorary Researcher

Key Areas: Sustainable tourism, social development, public policies, SIDS

Madina joined UniSey in November 2016. As the Head of the Department of Tourism & Cultural Heritage of UniSey, she is in charge of the Master in Sustainable Tourism Management in partnership with IREST (Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne). She is managing an international team of local experts and French academics. She is also coordinating research and various international partnerships in the field of sustainable tourism. Madina is an international consultant specialising in providing technical guidance and strategic planning in Public Policy and Sustainable Development (SDGs).

Her field of expertise is mainly focused on the connections between heritage management and tourism policies in an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. She has a deep knowledge of sociocultural challenges in SIDS (Small Island Developing States). In 2011, she obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales EHESS, Paris. She managed projects in France, in the United States, in the Caribbean, and in the Indian Ocean. Since 2012, she is an associate researcher of the EIREST (Interdisciplinary Team of Research and Advanced Studies of Tourism) of the University Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as a full time lecturer at the University of Mayotte where, among her academic responsibilities, she was in charge of a project funded by the European Commission (European Social Fund). Madina is the author of several publications on tourism, cultural policies and heritage management. She is the co-director of the book entitled Patrimonialisations croisées : Jeux d’échelles et enjeux de développement (PUL, 2015). She participated to international conferences and academic events in France, Lebanon, Reunion Island, UK, USA, Spain, Senegal, Scotland, Quebec, Oman, Germany.