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Pooneh Torabian

Pooneh Torabian imageLecturer

Office OBS 2.54
Tel +64 3 479 4116
Email pooneh.torabian@otago.ac.nz

Background

Pooneh Torabian is a Lecturer at the Department of Tourism. Prior to joining the University of Otago in 2019, Pooneh was a sessional lecturer at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She was awarded a Doctoral J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada for her PhD research on Canadian dual citizenship and international (im)mobilities. Pooneh uses an interdisciplinary lens to understand how intersections of identities such as gender, class, and race shape individual’s mobilities. In addition, she is interested in the notions of dual citizenship and freedom of movement and their implications for crossing international borders. More recently, she has started research projects where she explores how arts can help the marginalised communities with resettlement, home-making, and integration.

Research interests

Pooneh’s current research interests are:

  • Tourism (im)mobilities
  • Critical mobilities and freedom of movement
  • Citizenship, borders and border crossings
  • Arts and migration
  • Critical theories
  • Qualitative inquiry
  • Storytelling

Dr Torabian welcomes applications and enquiries from Masters and PhD students in these areas and related areas corresponding to research interests listed above.

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Publications

Torabian, P., & Mair, H. (2021). Insurgent citizens: Mobility (in)justice and international travel. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2021.1945069

Torabian, P., & Miller, M. C. (2017). Freedom of movement for all? Unpacking racialized travel experiences. Current Issues in Tourism, 20(9), 931-945. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2016.1273882

Torabian, P., & Mair, H. (2017). (Re)constructing the Canadian border: Anti-mobilities and tourism. Tourist Studies, 17(1), 17-35. doi: 10.1177/1468797616685645

Havitz, M. E., Torabian, P., Mowatt, R. A., & Dustin, D. L. (2018). Four voices for justice: Reflections on seeking relevance in higher education [Invited]. Journal of Park & Recreation Administration, 36(4), 156-175. doi: 10.18666/JPRA-2018-V36-I4-9242

Berbary, L. A., Valtchanov, B. L., Torabian, P., Gao, M., Miller, M. C., & Briscoe, C. L. (2018). Onto-epistemological and theoretical engagements through praxis and beyond: Comfort, crises, shifts, and re-groupings. Leisure Sciences, 40(3), 95-109. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2017.1377125

Torabian, P., & Mair, H. (2021). Insurgent citizens: Mobility (in)justice and international travel. Journal of Sustainable Tourism. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/09669582.2021.1945069

Journal - Research Article

Torabian, P., & Miller, M. C. (2017). Freedom of movement for all? Unpacking racialized travel experiences. Current Issues in Tourism, 20(9), 931-945. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2016.1273882

Journal - Research Article

Torabian, P., & Mair, H. (2017). (Re)constructing the Canadian border: Anti-mobilities and tourism. Tourist Studies, 17(1), 17-35. doi: 10.1177/1468797616685645

Journal - Research Article

Havitz, M. E., Torabian, P., Mowatt, R. A., & Dustin, D. L. (2018). Four voices for justice: Reflections on seeking relevance in higher education [Invited]. Journal of Park & Recreation Administration, 36(4), 156-175. doi: 10.18666/JPRA-2018-V36-I4-9242

Journal - Research Other

Berbary, L. A., Valtchanov, B. L., Torabian, P., Gao, M., Miller, M. C., & Briscoe, C. L. (2018). Onto-epistemological and theoretical engagements through praxis and beyond: Comfort, crises, shifts, and re-groupings. Leisure Sciences, 40(3), 95-109. doi: 10.1080/01490400.2017.1377125

Journal - Research Article

Rouzrokh, M., Muldoon, M., Torabian, P., & Mair, H. (2017). The memory-work sessions: Exploring critical pedagogy in tourism. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, 21(Part B), 163-173. doi: 10.1016/j.jhlste.2017.08.006

Journal - Research Article

Torabian, P., & Arai, S. M. (2016). Tourist perceptions of souvenir authenticity: An exploration of selective tourist blogs. Current Issues in Tourism, 19(7), 697-712. doi: 10.1080/13683500.2013.820259

Journal - Research Article

Torabian, P., Muldoon, M., Rouzrokh, M., & Mair, H. (2014). Critical pedagogy and transformational learning in tourism: Exploring the promise of memory-work. In C. Schott, K. Caton & C. Herzog (Eds.), Proceedings of the Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI) 8th Annual Conference. 3(1), (pp. 21-33). Tourism Education Futures Initiative. Retrieved from http://tourismeducationfutures.org/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Torabian, P., & Mair, H. (2015). Fieldwork, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. (Living ed.) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_556-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Mair, H., & Torabian, P. (2015). Epistemology, tourism. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. (Living ed.) Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_72-1

Chapter in Book - Research

Ziaee, M., & Torabian, P. (2011). Measuring the acceptable level of social impacts of tourists on local communities of Iran: A case study of Parishan wetland. Geography, 8(27), 206-225.

Journal - Research Article

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