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Pooneh Torabian

Lecturer

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 PhD Candidate and 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. The focus of Pooneh’s PhD work was on tourism mobilities, Canadian dual citizens, and their border crossing experiences post 9/11. Through use of critical mobilities and intersectionality as broader frameworks, her research accentuated mobility as a right while highlighting the interplay of (im)mobilities and inequalities.

Research interests

Her current research interests are:

  • Critical Mobilities and Freedom of Movement
  • Citizenship
  • Borders and border crossings
  • Politics and power in tourism
  • Critical theories
  • Qualitative inquiry
  • Storytelling and narrative inquiry

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Publications

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

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

Chapter in Book - Research

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

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

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Journal - Research Article

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

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

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

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., & 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

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.

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Journal - Research Other

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

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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/

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