When dealing with a topic as broad as New England tourism, it becomes difficult to hone in on a specific site and deal with all the nuances of public perception and institutional presentation. I remembered wanting to focus on something relevant to my own personal experience yet removed enough for exploration. I chose to focus on Harvard because of its accessible tourism and race relations because of my standing as a Korean American. Existing in the gap between privileged and unprivileged allowed me to examine, thoroughly, the larger framework of race through the lens of an industry as broad and narrow as campus tours.
CLARA KIM (Class of 2019) studies Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University’s College of Arts & Sciences. She is from Stevenson Ranch, California. Her passions include the Spanish language, studying rudimentary Bokmål Norwegian, and philosophy. She thanks Professor Emma Newcombe for her unending support through the writing process.