Our lab conducts scientific research to advance the scholarship of agritourism and sustainable tourism while promoting societal well-being. To do so in a meaningful way, we value and respect diversity in all forms and pledge to advance equity and foster inclusion through deliberate actions.

Our Vision is to become a recognized research lab serving local, national and international communities through innovative and applied research in the fields of agritourism and sustainable tourism by:

  • Contributing to the advancement of the scholarship of tourism.
  • Finding sustainable solutions to promote societal well-being.
  • Striving for excellence and innovation in research and teaching while adapting to changing contexts.
  • Fostering collaborations and mentorship to nurture the future generation of academic and professional leaders in sustainable tourism.
  • Seeking out lab members with a diversity of experiences, social identities, and ways of thinking.
  • Amplifying the voices and actions of underrepresented groups involved in tourism scholarship.


Please contact us if you want to learn more about our lab:

E-mail: carla_barbieri@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 513-0351
Address: 3028D Biltmore Hall; Campus Box 8004
Raleigh, NC 27695
Skype: carla.columbia