Carter A. Hunt 

photo of Carter Hunt

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

801 A Donald H. Ford Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802


(fax) 814-867-1751


Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Anthropology, Stanford University, Department of Anthropology & Woods Institute for the Environment, 2009-2012
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Science (Tourism Resource Development), 2009
M.S., Texas A & M University, Recreation, Park and Tourism Science (Natural Resource Management), 2003
B.A., University of Kentucky, Psychology, 1997

Research Interests

Tourism-supported biodiversity conservation and sustainable community development, impacts of tourism on both destination communities and on travelers, environmental anthropology, Latin America.

Selected Publications

Hunt, C., & Stronza, A. (under review).  Stages of Development:  Reconciling Tourism & Ecotourism Research.  Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Hunt, C., & Durham, W. (accepted, in press).  Shrouded in a Fetishistic Mist:  Commoditization of Sustainability in Tourism.   International Journal of Tourism Anthropology.

Stronza, A., & Hunt, C. (2012).  Visions of Tourism:  From Modernization to Sustainability.  Practicing Anthropology, 34:3, 19-22.

Hunt, C., & Stronza, A. (2011) Missing the Forest for the Trees?  Incongruous Local Perspectives on Ecotourism in Nicaragua Converge on Ethical Issues.  Human Organization, 70:4.

Hunt, C. (2011).  Passport to Development?  Local Perceptions of the Outcomes of Post-Socialist Tourism Policy and Growth in Nicaragua.  Tourism and Hospitality:  Planning & Development, 8:3, 265-279.

Hunt, C., & Stronza, A. (2009).  Bringing Ecotourism Into Focus:  Applying a Hierarchical Perspective to Ecotourism Research.  Journal of Ecotourism, 8:1, 1-17.