Dr Alison Booth
Programme Leader - Event Management
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6550
School of Hospitality and Tourism
Wellesley and Mayoral Drive
AUT City Campus.
School of Hospitality and Tourism
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- PhD, Music — University of Otago
- Masters of Creative and Performing Arts (Hons) — The University of Auckland
- Certificate of Tertiary Teaching — AUT University.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Postgraduate Supervision Tourism and Events
- BA Event Management Programme
- Paper Co-ordinator Event Production
- Co-operative Education in Event Management
- Contemporary Issues in Event Management
- Event Planning.
Alison Booth is a specialist in ethnography, festivalisation, social sustainability cultural representation of diasporic communities, event management theory and event production practices.
Her PhD, Performance Networks: Indian Cultural production in Aotearoa, explores the processes and relationships that support the production of cultural events, with specific reference to events that are of interest to and/or produced by New Zealand's Indian communities. Alison holds a Masters in Creative and Performing Arts with honours from the University of Auckland specialising in Arts Management with a primary world music production focus.
Alison is a performer as well as an event producer. She has been involved in numerous event collaborations across the event industry including conferences, concerts, and national tours.
She worked as a promotion coordinator for several years at the University of Auckland holding a variety of roles including producing small performance events. This includes within the Indian community as well as large public events for the Knowledge Wave Conference, concert collaboration with Auckland Council, community workshops with WOMAD and cultural festivals, international events for the New Zealand Asia Institute and exhibitions and performances with the Auckland Museum. https://aut.academia.edu/AlisonBooth
- Programme Leader - Event Management
- BA (Event Management) Paper Co-ordinator and Primary Lecturer
- Primary Supervisor MA Tourism and Events
- Co-operative Education in Event Management Academic Mentor/Supervisor
- Faculty of Culture & Society Scholarship Committee School of Hospitality and Tourism Representative
- School of Hospitality and Tourism Industry Liaison (Events).
Current Research Projects:
- MA (Tourism) Primary Supervisor for Nobuyuki Fukushima. Topic: Environmental volunteer tourism: Motivation and meaning of the volunteer experience in New Zealand.
- Engaging Communities in Festivals and Events and the Impacts on Family Quality of Life: A Comparative Qualitative Inquiry Collaboration with University of Herefordshire, UK
- Alison Booth (2016 in press) Negotiating Diasporic Culture: Festival Collaborations and Production Networks. International Journal of Event and Festival Management
- Alison Booth (2016) Production Networks: Indian Cultural Production in Aotearoa, New Zealand. European Journal of Tourism Research 12 (April)
- Alison Booth.(2015) Producing Bollywood: Entrepreneurs and Sustainable Production Networks, The World of music (new series) 4 (1) 73–87
- Alison Booth. (2015) Whose Diwali is it? Diaspora, identity and festivalisation. Special issue of Tourism, Culture, and Communication on Diasporas and Identity — Tourism / Being / Becoming. 15(3):215-226
Chapters in edited volumes
- (2016 with publisher under peer review). Negotiating Indianness: Auckland’s Shifting Cultural Festivities. In Indians in the Antipodes: Networks of Empire, Boundaries of Race. Oxford University Press: New Delhi
- Alison Booth Negotiating Indianness Auckland's Shifting Cultural Festivities, In S. Bandyopadhyay (Ed) Indian Migration to the Pacific and Indian Ocean State (with editor for 2016)
- Alison Booth (2016) Producing India in the Diaspora: Indian Production and Transnational Networks. In T. Pernecky (Ed) Approaches and Methods in Event Studies, Routledge Advances in Events Research Series
- Alison Booth. (2013) Sustainability and Community Networks: The Case of the Indian Diaspora. In M. Lück and T. Pernecky (Eds.), Events, Sustainability and Society. Routledge: Abingdon UK.
- Alison Booth. (2010) Concept to Context. Chapter 2 in edited volume Event Management. Peter Robinson, Geoff Dickson and Deborah Wale, eds. CABI: Wallingford OXON UK.
Refereed conference articles and proceedings
- Alison Booth & June Kim, J (2015). Rethinking Blackboard: Teaching models for interactive learning In Poulston, J. & Kim, P.B. (Eds.). Hospitality and Tourism in a Greening World: Proceedings of the 13th Asia Pacific CHRIE Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-13 June 2015, Auckland University of Technology ).
- Alison Booth.(2010) Celebrating Diwali: Indian culture Kiwi style (working paper). New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference Proceedings published by School of Hospitality and Tourism and New Zealand Tourism Research Institute.
- Alison Booth.(2010) Multiple Voices: music production from home to stage. Chapter 6 in edited volume Many Voices. Henry Johnson, ed. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne UK.
Invited Guest Presentations
- Booth A. Highlights of the Day. NZIRI Sustainable Environments 21st Century India, at Massey University, Palmerston North, 01 Apr 2016 - 03 Apr 2016
- Booth A. (2016) Global India: Auckland's Shifting Cultural Festivities. University of Bournemouth (Oral presentation)
- Booth A. (2016) Negotiating Indianness: Cultural Festivals in the Diaspora. The University of Hertfordshire de Havilland Campus (Oral presentation)
- Alison Booth. Complexity of 'Indianness' impacts show management. Indian Newslink: Auckland 31 July 2014.
- Alison Booth. Fusion: A soulful concert. Indian Weekender: Auckland 11 August 2014.
Refereed conference presentations
- Booth A. (2015).Diwali in the diaspora: A festival of many colours. Society of Ethnomusicology 60th Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas, USA, 2-6 Dec 2015.
- Booth, A & Kim, J (2015). Rethinking Blackboard: Teaching models for interactive learning APacCHRIE Annual Conference hosted by Auckland University of Technology. 10-12 June 2015.
- Booth A. (2015). The Impact of Immigration Policy on Indian Arts in New Zealand. Indian Migration to the Pacific and Indian Ocean States. University of Canterbury. This workshop has been organised by NZIRI and the New Zealand South Asia Centre ON Wednesday 15 April 2015.
- Booth, A (2014), New Voices in Auckland's Indian Performance Scene, Annual Meeting of the Society of Ethnomusicology, Pittsburgh, PA USA, 13-16 Nov 2014.
- Recipient Faculty of Culture and Society Overseas Conference Funding Award.
- Booth, A. (2014). Changing cultural economy in the production of Indian performance. In Unthinking Asian Migrations: Spaces of flows and intersections, University of Otago, Dunedin. Recipient Faculty of Culture and Society Local Conference Funding Award.
- Booth, A. (2014). Whose Diwali is it? The case of the Indian community and Auckland City Council. Graduate Panel at the India Musicological Society annual Seminar series, Nariman Point, Mumbai India, 17-19 January 2014. (Recipient of the Indian Musicological Society Dr. Premlata Sharma Award for Promising Musicologist 2013 by the Indian Musicological Society at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai, India.)
- Booth A. (2013). Whose Diwali is it? The case of the Indian Community and Auckland City Council. School of Hospitality and Tourism Research Exchange, Auckland, 10 Dec 2013.
- Booth A. (2013). Global India and Cultural Space in Auckland's Performance Scene. 20th NZASIA Biennial International Conference, Auckland, NZ, 22-24 Nov 2013. Proceedings Editors: Chung H, Clark P.
- Booth A. (2013) Politics and Performance at Diwali: The case of the Indian Community and Auckland Council. Refereed poster session presented at Making Waves: International Conference on Events (ICE2013) and the 10th AEME Education Forum that was held 3-5 July 2013 at the University of Bournemouth. Recipient of a Faculty of the Culture and Society Overseas Conference Funding Award.
- Booth, A. (2012). The Sound of Ankle Bells: The Flow of classical content in a Tamil diasporic dance performance. Refereed conference paper presented to the annual conference of the International Association for Popular Music (Australia‐ NZ Branch) at the University of Tasmania in Hobart 5-7 December 2012 (100%). Recipient of Otago University Division of Humanities Postgraduate Conference Funding Award.
- Booth, A. (2011). Desi Music and Dance: Indian Youth Performance and Identity Refereed conference paper presented to the annual conference of the International Association for Popular Music (Australia‐NZ Branch) at Victoria University of Wellington 23-25 November 2011 (Recipient of the University of Otago Department of Music discretionary conference funds.
- Booth, A. (2011). Performance, Producers and Representation: NZ Indian Community. Refereed conference paper presented to Sustainability and Ethnomusicology Symposium organized by the International Conference for Traditional Music at the Griffiths University Music Conservatorium in Brisbane 17‐19 March 2011 (100%). Recipient Faculty of Applied Humanities Local Conference Funding Award.
- Booth, A. (2011). The Global Kiwi: Marketing the Diwali Festival to the World. Refereed conference paper presented the Otago University research symposium Interrogating Multiculturalism in Aotearoa/New Zealand: An Asian Studies Perspective at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery 19‐20 February 2011.
- Booth, A. (2010). Global Warming and eco‐musical broadsides. Refereed conference paper presented tothe Annual Meeting of The Society of Ethnomusicology hosted by UCLA, Los Angeles CA 10‐14 3 November 2010. Recipient Faculty of Applied Humanities Overseas Conference Funding Award.
- Booth, A. (2010). Celebrating Diwali: Indian culture Kiwi style. Refereed conference paper presented to New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2010 hosted by Auckland University of Technology 24-26 November 2010.
- Booth, A. (2009). What's in it for me? Creating value through fusion. Refereed conference paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (ANZ) 27‐28 November 2009.
- Booth, A. (2009). Producing Musical Events: Golden Memories. Refereed conference paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, University of San Diego (USA), San Diego CA 28‐30 May 2009.
- Booth, A. (2009). Multiple Voices: music production from home to stage. Refereed conference paper presented at "Many Voices" Symposium, 16‐18 April 2009, University of University of Otago,Dunedin.
- Booth, A. (2008). Advocacy in Music Performance Production. Refereed conference paper presented to the Annual Meeting of The Society of Ethnomusicology, 22‐24 October 2008, Wesleyan University, CT, USA.
- Vice-Chancellor's Academic Staff Doctorate Completion Award (Semester One 2013)
- Dr. Premlata Sharma Promising Musicologist Award 2013 bestowed by the Indian Musicological Society in Mumbai India (2014).
- Auckland University Student Movement Best Lecturer in the Faculty of Society and Culture for teaching in 2014.
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