Dr Rokhshad Tavakoli

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Hospitality & Tourism), TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY, Malaysia
  • Professional Master in International Tourism & Hosp Mgmt, TAYLOR'S UNIVERSITY, Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering Software, ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY OF SHIRAZ, Islamic Republic of Iran

Professional Qualification

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Areas of Expertise

  • Social Sciences, Anthropology, Social And Cultural Anthropology
  • Social Sciences, Sociology, Gender Studies

Research Interest

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  • Digital Art and Tourism Mobility: A Critical Discussion - Book Chapter
  • A postcolonial feminist analysis of official tourism representations of Sri Lanka on Instagram (ISI-Indexed), Tourism Management Perspectives - Article in Journals
  • Netnography in tourism beyond Web 2.0 A critical assessment - Book Chapter
  • The evolution of the web and netnography in tourism: A systematic review (ISI-Indexed), Tourism Management Perspectives - Article in Journals
  • Future of Food: Perception of Consuming Virtual Food - Book Chapter
  • Netnography in tourism Beyond Web 2.0 (ISI-Indexed), Annals of Tourism Research - Article in Journals
  • Social capital in Malaysian homestays: Exploring hosts social relations (ISI-Indexed), Current Issues in Tourism - Article in Journals
  • 'Authentic but not too much': exploring perceptions of authenticity of virtual tourism (SCOPUS-Indexed), Information Technology and Tourism - Article in Journals
  • Iranian women traveling: Exploring an unknown universe - Book Chapter
  • Researching Asians and Asianess : Methodological frameworks and considerations - Book Chapter
  • My journeys in Second Life: An authonetnography - Book Chapter
  • 'Journeys in Second Life' - Iranian Muslim women's behaviour in virtual tourist destinations (ISI-Indexed), Tourism Management - Article in Journals
  • Tourism and social capital in Malaysia (ISI-Indexed), Current Issues in Tourism - Article in Journals
  • Continuous dynamics student evaluation system in an Asian learning context, Malaysian Online Journal of Educational Management - Article in Journals


  • Exploring the H.I.D.E. (Healthy.Interactive.Dining.Experience) using augmented reality applications,  Co-researcher2018 to 2019, Taylor's University
  • Virtual tourism in 3D virtual worlds,  Project Leader2017 to 2020, Taylor's University

Awards and Stewardship

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