Dr. Van Winkle cares deeply about the role of festivals, parks, museums and interpretative centres in our community and as such has dedicated her career as a researcher to exploring visitors' experiences in these tourism and leisure settings. Dr. Van Winkle is currently leading a Federally funded, multi-province research project that looks at the use of mobile devices in everyday and festival contexts. As well, she has recently received funds to explore how people learn about food and agriculture through tourism.
International Journal of Event and Festival Management, Highly Commended Paper Award, 2015, Sense of community and perceptions of festival social impacts by Van Winkle, C. M., & Woosnam, K. M.
Travel and Tourism Research Association (International), Best Conference Paper Award, 2014, Your Festival in 140 Characters or Less*: Exploring Festivals’ Use of Twitter by MacKay, K.J., Barbe, D., Van Winkle, C.M., Halpenny, E.
Van Winkle C.M., & Falk, J. (2015). Personal meaning mapping at festivals: A useful tool for a challenging context. Event Management. 19, 1, 143-150.
Van Winkle, C. M. (2014). The effects of entertainment and fun on the visitor’s free-choice learning experience. 46, 5.
Van Winkle, C. M., & Woosnam, K. M. (2014). Sense of community and perceptions of festival social impacts. International Journal of Event and Festival Management. 5, 1, 22-38.
Woosnam, K.M., Aleshinloye*, K.D., Van Winkle, C. & Qian*, W. (2014). Applying and expanding the theoretical framework of emotional solidarity in a festival context. Event Management, 18, 2, 141-152.
Woosnam, K.M., Van Winkle, C., & An, S. (2013). Confirming the Festival Social Impact Attitude Scale in the context of a rural Texas cultural festival. Event Management, 17, 3, 257-270.
Van Winkle, C. M., Woosnam, K.M., & Mohammed*, A.M. (2013). Sense of community and festival attendance. Event Management. 17, 2, 155-163.