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Gregory Ramshaw

Associate Professor

Office: Lehotsky 292
Phone: 864-656-4205
Personal Website:

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Physical Education and Recreation
University of Alberta 2009

M.A. Heritage Education and Interpretation
Newcastle University 2001

B.A. Political Science
University of Alberta 1997

 Courses Taught

IS 2100 - Soccer in the Global Society
PRTM 3460 - Heritage Tourism
PRTM 3470 - Sport Tourism
PRTM 3480 - Travel Immersion Experience in PRTM
PRTM 3910 - Critical Issues in Tourism Development
PRTM 8010 - Philosophy of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (Graduate)
PRTM 8560 - Heritage Tourism (Graduate)


Dr. Gregory Ramshaw is an Associate Professor in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. His research explores the social construction and cultural production of heritage, with a particular interest in sport-based heritage and tourism. His current project is the monograph Heritage and Sport: An Introduction, which will be complete in 2018.

 Research Interests

Critical heritage studies
Heritage and sport
Sport tourism
Tourism development
Health and heritage
Sacred sites
Intersections of history and heritage

 Research Publications

Selected publications (since 2008)

Books (Edited)

Ramshaw, G. (ed.) (2015). Sport Heritage. London: Routledge.

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G., & Waterton, E. (eds.) (2014). Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance. London: Routledge.

Gammon, S. & Ramshaw, G. (eds.) (2007). Heritage, Sport and Tourism: Sporting Pasts – Tourist Futures. London: Routledge.

Journal Articles

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G., & Wright, R. (2017). Theory in sport tourism: some critical reflections. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 20 (2), 69-74.

Cho, H., Lee, H.W., Moore, D., Norman, W.C., Ramshaw, G., (2017). A Multilevel Approach to Scale Development in Sport Tourist Nostalgia. Journal of Travel Research

Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2017). Towards a Critical Sport Heritage: Implications for Sport Tourism. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 21 (2), 115-131.

Ramshaw, G. (2017). Sport Heritage and the Healthy Stadia Agenda: An Overview. Sport in Society, 20 (2), 219-225.

Derom, I. & Ramshaw, G. (2016). Leveraging sport heritage to promote tourism destinations: the case of the Tour of Flanders Cyclo event. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 20 (3&4), 263-283.

Huang, W., Ramshaw, G. & Norman, W. (2016). Homecoming or Tourism? Diasporia Tourism Experience of Second-Generation Immigrants. Tourism Geographies, 18 (1), 59-79.

Powell, R.B., Ramshaw, G., Ogletree, S., & Krafte, K. (2016). Can heritage resources highlight changes to the natural environment caused by climate change? Evidence from the Antarctic tourism experience. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11 (1), 71-87.

Stride, C.B., Thomas, F.E. & Ramshaw, G. (2015). Standing out from the crowd: imagining supporters through sculpture. International Journal of the History of Sport, 32 (14), 1611-1638.

Huang, W., Norman, W., Ramshaw, G., & Haller, W. (2015). Transnational Leisure Experience of Second-Generation Immigrants: The Case of Chinese-Americans. Journal of Leisure Research, 47 (1), 102-124.

Cho, H, Ramshaw, G. & Norman, W.C. (2014). The Classification of Nostalgia in Sport Tourism. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 19 (2), 145-167.

Ramshaw, G. (2014). Too Much Nostalgia? A Decennial Reflection on the Heritage Classic Ice Hockey Event. Event Management. 18 (4), 473-478.

Hinch, T. & Ramshaw, G. (2014). Heritage sport tourism in Canada. Tourism Geographies, 16 (2), 237-251.

Ramshaw, G. (2014). Sport, heritage, and tourism. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 9 (3), 191-196.

Ramshaw, G. (2014). A Canterbury tale: imaginative genealogies and existential heritage tourism at the St. Lawrence Ground. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 9 (3), 257-269.

Ramshaw, G. & Bottelberghe, T. (2014). Pedaling Through the Past: Sport Heritage, Tourism Development, and the Tour of Flanders. Tourism Review International, 18, 23-36.

Brittain, I., Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2013). The Marginalisation of Paralympic Heritage. International Journal of Heritage Studies. 19 (2), 171-185.

Gammon, S., Ramshaw, G. & Waterton, E. (2013). Examining the Olympics: Heritage, Identity and Performance. International Journal of Heritage Studies. 19 (2), 119-124.

Huang, W., Haller, W., & Ramshaw, G. (2013) Diaspora Tourism and Homeland Attachment: An Exploratory Analysis. Tourism Analysis, 18, 285-296.

Ramshaw, G., Gammon, S. & Huang, W. (2013). Acquired Pasts and the Commodification of Borrowed Heritage: The Case of the Bank of America Stadium Tour. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 18 (1), 17-31.

Ramshaw, G. (2011). The Construction of Sport Heritage Attractions. Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice, 3 (1), 1-25.

Ramshaw, G. (2010) Remembering the Rink: Hockey, Figure Skating and the Development of Community League Recreation in Edmonton. Prairie Forum, 35 (2), 27-42.

Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2010). On Home Ground? Twickenham Stadium Tours and the Construction of Sport Heritage. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 5 (2), 87-102.

Ramshaw, G. (2010). Living Heritage and the Sports Museum: Athletes, Legacy and the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, Canada Olympic Park. Journal of Sport & Tourism, 15 (1), 45-70.

Book Chapters

Ramshaw, G. (2018 in press). Heritage, Nostalgia and Outdoor Ice Hockey. In T. Hinch & J. Higham, Sport Tourism Development (3rd Edition). Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Ramshaw, G. (2017). Subaltern Sport Heritages. In B. Onciul, M.L. Stefano & S. Hawke (eds.) Engaging Heritage, Engaging Communities (pp. 179-187). Martlesham: Boydell & Brewer.

Ramshaw G. (2017). Assembling Heritage Tourism: The BMW Museum and Factory Tour. In M. Conlin & L. Jolliffe (eds.) Motoring Heritage and Tourism: People, Places, Product. London: Routledge.

Ramshaw, G. (2016). Food, heritage, and nationalism. In D. Timothy (ed.) Heritage Cuisines: Traditions, Identities and Tourism (pp. 53-64). London: Routledge.

Ramshaw, G. & Gammon, S. (2015). Heritage and Sport. In E. Waterton & S. Watson (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research (pp. 248-257). London: Palgrave-Macmillan.

Ramshaw, G. (2013). Southern Lament. In J.L. Norman (ed.) 40 Below: Edmonton’s Winter Anthology (pp. 61-64). Edmonton: Wufniks Press.

Gammon, S. & Ramshaw, G. (2013). Nostalgia and Sport. A. Fyall & B. Garrod (eds.) Contemporary Cases in Sport (pp.201-220). Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.

Ramshaw, G. (2011). The Athlete Experience: Education, Economics and Interactive Sports Exhibits at the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum, Canada Olympic Park. In K. Beale (ed.), Museums at Play: Games, Interaction and Learning (pp. 462-473). London: Museums Etc.

Ramshaw, G. (2011). Case Study – Coming Home: Twickenham Stadium Tours. In T. Hinch & J. Higham, Sport Tourism Development (2nd Edition) (pp. 198-200). Clevedon: Channel View Publications.

Mason, D., Ramshaw, G. & Hinch, T. (2008). Sports Facilities and Transnational Corporations: Anchors of Urban Tourism Development. In C.M. Hall and T. Coles (eds.) Tourism and International Business: Global issues, contemporary interactions (pp. 220-237). New York: Routledge.

 Honors and Awards

Clemson University (2017), Faculty Fellow, Robert H. Brooks Sports Science Institute

Clemson University (2015), College of Heath, Education and Human Development, Excellence in Research Award.

European Commission (2012-215), Scholar's Scholarship in Sustainable Territorial Development and Visiting Scholar, KU Leuven, Belgium


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