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- PhD Candidate, Otago University (expected submission 2013)
- Masters of Creative and Performing Arts (Hons) — The University of Auckland
- Certificate of Tertiary Teaching — AUT University.
Memberships and Affiliations:
- BA Event Management
- Paper Coordinator and Lecturer Event Production
- Co-operative Education in Event Management
- Contemporary Issues in Event Management
- Event Planning.
Alison Booth is a PhD candidate at Otago University in the Department of Music. 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.
Topics cover different types of producers; community organisations, government agencies, commercial and desi producers explored through case studies over a fifteen year period (1997- 2012) in Auckland.
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 The Edge, community workshops with WOMAD, international events for the New Zealand Asia Institute and exhibitions and performances with the Auckland Museum.
Current Research Projects:
- Completion PhD, Otago University Department of Music. Working Title — Performance Networks: Indian Cultural Production in Aotearoa in examination process expected graduation 2014.
- Booth, A. (in progress). Whose Diwali is it? A Festivalisation Case Study. Tourism, Culture and Communication Special Issue: Diasporas and Identity: Tourism/Being/Becoming.
- Booth, A. (2014). Whose Diwali is it? (in progress) 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). Sustainability and community networks: The case of the Indian diaspora. In T. Pernecky, & M. Lück (Eds.), Events, Society and Sustainability (pp. 115-129). London: Routledge.
- 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 Nov 2013 - 24 Nov 2013. Proceedings Editors: Chung H, Clark P.
- Alison Booth. 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 at the University of Bournemouth. Recipient of a Faculty of the Culture and Society Overseas Conference Funding Award.
- Alison Booth. 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.
- Alison Booth. 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 (100%. Recipient of the University of Otago Department of Music discretionary conference funds.
- Alison Booth. 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.
- Alison Booth. 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 (100%).
- Alison Booth. 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. (100%). Recipient Faculty of Applied Humanities Overseas Conference Funding Award.
- Alison Booth. 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.
- Alison Booth. 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 (100%).
- Alison Booth. 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 (100%).
- Alison Booth. 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. (100%).
- Alison Booth. 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. (100%)