Dr Kirsten Marie Zemke

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Senior Lecturer

Research | Current

Popular Music- hip hop, Aotearoa hip hop, Pasifika popular music, music and gender, queer hip hop, queer pop, Beyonce, Afropresentism, race and popular music, music and identity.

Teaching | Current

ANTHRO 104 People and Cultures of the Pacific

ANTHRO 106 Issues and History in Popular Music

ANTHRO 234 Popular Musics of the Pacific

ANTHRO 301 Contemporary Research in Music and Culture

ANTHRO 357 Gender, Sexuality and Popular Music

ANTHRO 733  Research in Popular Music Culture

Postgraduate supervision

Andrea Low "Sound Travels: Ernest Kaleihoku Kaai and the transmission of Hawaiian music in the early twentieth century".

Michelle Williams "The ASB Polyfest: Constructing Transnational Pacific Communities of Practice in Auckland, New Zealand".

Daniel Hernandez "Rootz Vaka transits: Seas of Urban Diasporic Indigeneity are traversed by Collapsing Time and Space with the Songs and Stories of the Kava Canoe".

Sione Ata Siulua "From Homeland to Diaspora: A Musical Ethnography of Intergenerational Tongan Families".

Responsibilities

Graduate Advisor Anthropology

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Mackley-Crump, J., & Zemke, K. (2019). The FAFSWAG Ball: Event spaces, counter-marginal narratives, and walking queer bodies into the centre. In T. Walters, A. S. Jepson (Eds.) Marginalisation and events. London: Routledge.
  • Sweetman, L. E., & Zemke, K. (2018). Claiming Ka Mate: Māori Cultural Property and the Nation’s Stake. 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190659806.013.38 http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190659806.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780190659806-e-38.
  • Zemke, K., & Mackley-Crump, J. (2018). “I’ma school that bitch”: Gay rappers defying binaries and expressing fierceness. Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music: Theory and Politics of Ambiguity (pp. 131-149). 10.4324/9781315660455
  • Zemke, K. M. (2011). New Zealand hip hop stands up. In T. Mitchell, G. Keam (Eds.) Home, Land and Sea (:) Situating music in Aotearoa, New Zealand (pp. 104-113). New Zealand: Pearson.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/10182
  • Zemke, K. M. (2011). Pasifika R 'n' B Divas: gender, culture and Identity in Pacific pop music. In G. Keam, T. Mitchell (Eds.) Home, land and Sea: situating music in Aotearoa, New Zealand (pp. 104-113). Auckland, New Zealand: Pearson.
  • Zemke, K. M. (2010). 'Our Street': Performing politics and identity in Mt. Roskill. In H. Johnson (Ed.) Many Voices: Music and National Identity in Aotearoa/New Zealand (pp. 74-83). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12272
  • Zemke-White, K. M. (2007). 'This Is My Life' Biography, Identity and Narrative in New Zealand Rap Songs. Perfect beat : the journal of research into contemporary music and popular culture, 8 (3), 31-52.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/12286
  • Zemke-White, K. M. (2005). Nesian Styles (re)present R'n'B: The appropriation, transformation and realization of contemporary R'n'B with hip hop by urban Pasifika groups in Aotearoa. Sites: a Journal of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, 2 (1), 94-123. 10.11157/sites-vol2iss1id54

Contact details

Primary office location

HUMAN SCIENCES BUILDING - EAST - Bldg 201E
Level 8, Room 808
10 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand