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Kati Tonkin

Dr Kati Tonkin

Senior Lecturer
European Languages and Studies

Contact details
Address
European Languages and Studies
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2153
Fax
+61 8 6488 1069
Email
kati.tonkin@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 2.16, Arts Building, Perth campus

Senior Lecturer
History

Contact details
Address
History
The University of Western Australia (M204)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 2153
Fax
+61 8 6488 1069
Email
kati.tonkin@uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 2.16, Arts Building, Crawley campus
Qualifications
MA PhD W.Aust.
Biography
Kati Tonkin is a Senior Lecturer in the German Studies and History disciplines. She holds a Ph.D in German and European Studies from the University of Western Australia (awarded with Distinction in 2005) and has conducted research in Germany and in Austria.
Key research
The novels and journalism of Joseph Roth
Student mobility and intercultural literacy
Internationalisation of education
Contemporary European film
European integration
Publications
"Not blogging, drinking: Peer learning, sociality and intercultural learning in study abroad." Journal of Research in International Education 15/2 (2016): 106-119. (Co-authored with Chantal Bourgault du Coudray)

"Opening borders, framing identities: The ‘return to Europe’ in Jan Gogola’s České Velenice Evropské." Journal of European Studies, 45/2 (2015): 122-36.

"Decentring Europe from the Fringe: Reimagining Balkan Identities in the Films of the 1990s. In East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema. Ed. Michael Gott and Todd Herzog. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. (Co-authored with Danica Jenkins)

"A parable of Germany: History, anti-semitism and redemption in Joseph Roth’s Tarabas: Ein Gast auf dieser Erde." Journal of European Studies, 43/2 (2013): 154-66.

Joseph Roth’s March into History: From the Early Novels to Radetzkymarsch and Die Kapuzinergruft. New York: Camden House, 2008 (223pp).

“Burying the Emperor: Nostalgia and Memorialization in Joseph Roth’s Die Büste des Kaisers.” LIMBUS 1 (2008): 133-146.

“Expanding their Horizons: Teaching Engineering Students German Language and Culture.” Australasian Journal of Engineering Education 9/2 (2001): 193-98. (Co-authored with William Lawrance, Annett Klinzmann and Alexandra Ludewig)

“From ‘Sudetendeutsche’ to ‘Adlergebirgler’: Gudrun Pausewang’s Rosinkawiese Trilogy.” In Coming Home to Germany? The Integration of Ethnic Germans from Central and Eastern Europe in the Federal Republic. Ed. David Rock and Stefan Wolff. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2002. 199-212.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Honours Coordinator, European Languages and Studies
Academic Coordinator, Stuttgart Exchange Program
Funding received
UWA Teaching Fellowship (2012)
UWA Research Grant Scheme Award (2007)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences UWA Publications Grant (2007)
Early Career Academic Researchers Travel Grant, UWA (2007)
Österreich-Stipendium: Austrian Academic Exchange Service (ÖAD) Fellowship, Vienna (2001-02)
Fay Gale Fellowship, UWA (2001)
Languages
English (native)
German (near-native)
French (reading)
Memberships
German Studies Association of Australia (GSAA)
Austrian Studies Association (ASA)
Contemporary European Studies Association of Australia (CESAA)
Joseph-Roth-Gesellschaft (Joseph Roth Association)
Honours and awards
2014: School of Humanities Teaching Award
2014: UWA Student Guild’s Student Choice Award
2009: Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (High Commendation)
2008: Excellence in Teaching, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (High Commendation)
2000: Excellence in Teaching in the Faculty of Arts, UWA (Finalist)
Teaching
In German Studies Kati is responsible for the large beginners unit German Studies 1 (GRMN1401).

In the History program Kati teaches three units in European cultural and intellectual history: Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective (EURO1101); Civilisation and Barbarism in European Cultural History (EURO2201); and Imagining the Nation in European Cultural History (EURO3302). These three units are also currently available to students in the European Studies major.

She supervises honours and postgraduate students and currently has four PhD students working on topics in European literature.
Current external positions
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of European Studies
Useful links
http://www.arts.uwa.edu.au/research/MoB
http://jes.sagepub.com/
Current projects
Intercultural literacy and student exchange
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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