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Personal profile


Kati is a Senior Lecturer in German Studies and History and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She studied in Germany and Austria before completing her PhD in German and European Studies at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on the Jewish Austrian writer Joseph Roth and the student experience of flipped and online learning in higher education. She co-leads a university-wide Community of Practice dedicated to active learning and the flipped classroom.

Roles and responsibilities

Chair, Board of Studies (Society and Culture)

Academic Coordinator, Stuttgart Exchange Program

Leader, Community of Practice: Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom

Teaching overview

In German Studies Kati is responsible for the large entry-level unit German Beginners 1 (GRMN1401). This unit is taught in a blended mode, with short video modules preparing students for three hours of language classes where the emphasis is on active learning. She also coordinates and teaches a unit focused on written and oral competency at the intermediate level.

In the History program Kati teaches two units in European intellectual and cultural history: Civilisation and Barbarism in European Culture (HIST2202); and Imagining the Nation in European Culture (HIST3302).

Kati is a leader in teaching innovation. Most recently she piloted the use of Smart Sparrow, an adaptive e-learning platform, to replace lectures in HIST2202 Civilisation and Barbarism. She is co-lead of a university-wide Community of Practice focused on Active Learning and the Flipped Classroom.

Kati supervises honours and postgraduate students and currently has five PhD students working on topics in European history and literature.

Current projects

"It forces you to engage": Adaptive learning in a History class (with Martin Forsey, Sara Page and Graham Brown)

Stefan Zweig's Buchmendel

Reflexionen des Zeitgeschehens bei Joseph Roth (chapter in Handbuch Familienroman: Der Generationenroman in Moderne und Gegenwart, edited by Helmut Grugger and Johann Holzner)

University students in the time of Corona (COVID-19) (with Martin Forsey)

Vergangenheitsbewältigung in German electronic music of the 1970s


Student perceptions of the flipped classroom in higher education

Student mobility and intercultural literacy

The novels and journalism of Joseph Roth

Contemporary European film

European integration

Funding overview

World Universities Network Grant (with Martin Forsey and international partners): University Students in the Time of Corona (2020)

Centre for Education Futures Grant (with Martin Forsey and Melinda Hodkiewicz) (2016)

UWA Teaching Fellowship (2012)

DEEWR Short-Term Mobility Program Staff Subsidy (2011)

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)


English (native)

German (near-native)

French (reading)

Research expertise keywords

  • Austrian literature (interwar)
  • Joseph Roth
  • Flipped classroom
  • German electonic music
  • Ethnic and national identity in Europe
  • European cinema
  • (The) Habsburg Jews
  • Twentieth-century German literature
  • Intercultural competence/intercultural literacy
  • Adaptive Learning


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