Dr Kirsten Marie Zemke

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Senior Lecturer

Teaching | Current

ANTHRO 104 People and Cultures of the Pacific

ANTHRO 106 Issues and History in Popular Music

ANTHRO 301 Contemporary Research in Music and Culture

ANTHRO 357 Gender, Sexuality and Popular Music

ANTHRO 733  Research in Popular Music Culture

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zemke, K. (2017). “I told you i was freaky”: Gender, genre, and parody in the songs of flight of the conchords. Music in Comedy Television: Notes on Laughs (pp. 117-128). 10.4324/9781315639284
  • 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
  • Zemke-White, K. M. (2004). 'Keeping it real' (indigenous): Hip Hop in Aotearoa as Community, Culture and Consciousness. In C. Bell, S. Matthewman (Eds.) Cultural Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand: identity, space and place (pp. 205-228). South Melbourne, Victoria ; Auckland: Oxford University Press.

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 8, Room 808
New Zealand