Ricardo Ricci Uvinha

Prof. Dr. Ricardo R. Uvinha is Associate Professor of the Graduate Program in Tourism, Leader of the Interdisciplinary Group of Leisure Studies and Associate Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities, University of Sao Paulo USP, Brazil. He holds a Master’s Degree in Leisure Studies from the State University of Campinas (1997), a PhD in Tourism and Leisure from the University of Sao Paulo (2003) and a Post doctorate in Tourism and Leisure Studies from Griffith University, Australia (2004). Dr. Ricardo Uvinha is the author of several articles and books in his country focused on Tourism and Leisure. He is strongly committed to projects that focus on the development of Tourism and Leisure Studies in Brazil, mostly in the Sao Paulo region and related to the Sports Tourism and Sports Megaevents. Former president of the Brazilian Association for Leisure Studies (2014-2016) and former Vice-President of the World Leisure Organization (2007-2016), he was the Chairman of the 15th World Leisure Congress (2018) and has attended academic and professional meetings in more than 50 countries.