• The University of Western Australia (M204), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.16, Arts Building, Crawley campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

19972018
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Personal profile

Biography

Kati Tonkin is a Senior Lecturer in German Studies and History. 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.

Roles and responsibilities

Honours Coordinator, European Languages and Studies

Academic Coordinator, Stuttgart Exchange Program

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.

In the History program Kati teaches three units in European intellectual and cultural history: Contemporary European Culture in Historical Perspective (HIST1102); 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. In their feedback students said they found the Smart Sparrow much more engaging than lectures, with many students suggesting the technology should be used more widely at UWA.

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

Research

Student perceptions of the flipped classroom in higher education

Student mobility and intercultural literacy

Collective memory in German electronic music of the 1960s and 1970s

The novels and journalism of Joseph Roth

Contemporary European film

European integration

Funding overview

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)

Languages

English (native)

German (near-native)

French (reading)

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

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Projects 2008 2008

Research Output 1997 2018

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studies abroad
police officer
foreign language
pragmatics
socialization theory
intercultural learning
studies abroad
sociality
learning
student
2 Citations
European Union
Enlargement
Soviet Union
Eastern Europe
Neighbors

Decentring Europe from the Fringe: Reimagining Balkan Identities in the Films of the 1990s

Jenkins, D. & Tonkin, K., 2014, East, West and Centre. Gott, M. & Herzog, T. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 205-218

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

1990s
Balkans
Stereotypes
Orientalist
Labeling
Antisemitism
Redemption
Germany
History
Parables

Prizes

Courses

EURO4101 Advanced Research Skills

Kati Tonkin

30/07/1826/10/18

Teaching unit (UWA): Course

GRMN1401 German Beginners 1

Kati Tonkin

30/07/1826/10/18

Teaching unit (UWA): Course