Allison Adah Johnson


"Like an Arrow Passing Through Time: The Evolution of the Heroic Leitmotif in Modern Chinese Films." Poster presentation at the International Musicological Society, National Taiwan University, Taipei, October 2013.

"Erasing Race: The Mis- and Non-casting of Asians in Musical Theatre." Paper presented at the Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas conference, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC, June 2013.

"The New Common Practice." Co-presentation at the New Directions in Graduate Music Programs, Inaugural ICIT Symposium, UC Irvine, March 2013.

"Control-Z for Zelda." Poster presentation at the College Music Society Technology Pre-conference, San Diego, CA, November 2012.

"Filter Theory, Dichotic Listening, and the Experience of Javanese Music." Presented at the Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC) 2009 Conference: The Dynamics of Culture and Environment, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA. June 2009.

"Constructing the Trans-Racial: Asian American Hip Hop and Spoken Word." Presented at the Society for American Music Conference, Eugene, Oregon, February 2005.

"Scoring Narrative: Film Music for Real Cinema." Presented at the Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence Conference, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, October 2004.

Roundtable Participant, "Towards a Morphology of Gestures," Colloquium of the Berlin Gesture Center, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, September 2004

"Asian American Hip Hop: Constructing the Transracial." Presented at the National Popular Culture/American Culture Associations National Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 2004.

"Sonic Negotiations: Power and Positioning within Musical Identities." Presented at CSMP Postdoctoral Fellows Conference, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, October 2003.

"I Was Born with Two Tongues: Voices of Asian American Spoken Word." To be presented at Feminist Theory and Music 7 Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, July 2003.

"Review: The Space Between." Published in the 21st Century Music Journal, December 2001.

"No-Man's Land: Western Critical Reception of Music by Asian Composers." Presented at the International Conference of Asia Scholars, Berlin, Germany, August 2001.

"Sounds of Gender and Race: Music by Asian Women." Presented at Feminist Theory and Music 6 Conference, Boise, Idaho, July 2001.

"Transformative Sounds / Transcending Culture: Music of Hybridity and Exile." Presented at the 36th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, "The Dislocation of Culture: Postcolonial Literature and Cultural Theory," California State University, Long Beach, March 2001.

"The Emerging Voices of North-American Asian Women Composers." Presented at the Frau Musica (nova) International Conference in Cologne, Germany, October 1998. Published in collection of writings from conference.