Dr Kathryn Lehman

BA (Illinois), PhD (Pittsburgh)

Biography

  • Co-Founder, NZ Centre for Latin American Studies

Research | Current

  • Latin American cultural studies
  • Media studies
  • Indigenous media
  • Nineteenth-century historical fiction
  • Nation-state theory

Current Studies:

  • Indigenous and participatory media
  • Latin American cultural studies
  • Nation and literature, 19th century cultural history
  • Film studies – Latin American Cinema,Third Cinema, Transnational Cinema
  • Music and social change –  Argentinean tango

Teaching | Current

LATINAM 325 First Nations in Latin America

SPANISH 103 Iberian and Latin American Civilisations

SPANISH 105 Beginners' Spanish 2

SPANISH 200 Intermediate Spanish 1

SPANISH 735 First Nations in Latin America

Postgraduate supervision

PhD theses completed

Mendes de Souza, Marcelo."Toward a Latin American Irony: English Intertextuality and the Transnational Reception of Machado de Assis and Borges" (Main Supervisor, 2014) (International Scholar)

González Lagares, Lina. "Policies of Decentralisation in the Context of Armed Conflict: A Comparative Analysis of Colombian Local Autonomy" (Co-supervised with Politics, 2013) 

Silverio Anica, Omar. "Desde los márgenes:Contrahistorias al filo del siglo XXI en el teatro mexicano contemporáneo"  (Co-supervised with Spanish, 2013)

Oliveira, Genaro. “Word Imagery and Painted Rhetoric: Historians, Artists and the Invention of the History of Brazil” (Co-supervised with Art History, 2012) (International Scholar)

Christie, Jane. “Critical and Mediated Discourse in Contemporary Gender Politics: Chile and Argentina” (Main Supervisor, 2012). (Bright Futures Scholar).

McDonald, Sarah. “From the People to the Popular: Fifty Years of Brazilian Film” (Main Supervisor, 2004)  (Bright Futures Scholar).

da Gama, Francisca. “Locating the Mestizo Intellectual: Race and Class in Mariátegui, Arguedas and Gutiérrez” (Main Supervisor, 2001).

MA theses completed

Emma Stone, “National and Subnational Movements in Latin America: Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.” (Main Supervisor, 2008) (First Class Honours).

Kara Morrison, “Violent Mexicans: Cinematic Violence and Authenticity in Recent Films about Mexico.” (Main Supervisor, 2006).

Jane Christie, Translation of Evo Morales’s Inaugural Address. Master of Professional Studies (Co-supervised with Translation Studies, 2006).

Elly Sharp, “Forbidden Passions: Nation, Religion, and Sexuality in 19th Century Argentina” (Main Supervisor, 2002) (First Class Honours).

Sarah McDonald, “Coercion, Crisis, and Cultural Difference: Women’s Writing in Authoritarian Argentina and Brazil” (Main Supervisor, 2001) (First Class Honours).

Elly Wayne, “The Man in the Middle: Modernism, Borges and Postmodernism” (Main Supervisor, 1993) (First Class Honours).


MA dissertations and postgraduate essay completed

Sarah Giffney: “Theories of Relativity; Shifting Certainties and Human Connections in Maurice Gee’s Plumb and Marcelo Birmajer’s Los tres mosqueteros” (Dissertation with Comparative Literature, 2006).

Jonathan Wright: “Leaving the Labyrinth: An Analysis of Maya Symbolic Continuity and Rupture Employed by the EZLN in El Sexto Sol” (Postgraduate Essay 2002).

Distinctions/Honours

Fulbright Scholar to Argentina, Tinker Fellow to Bolivia

Areas of expertise

Latin American Cultural Studies

Committees/Professional groups/Services

International Liaison for School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lehman-Srinivasan, K. (2016). Unlearning colonial and nation-state history in documentary film by and about Indigenous peoples. Alter/Nativas, 2016 (No.6) Related URL.
  • Smith, L. T. (2016). A descolonizar las metodologías: Investigación y pueblos indígenas. Santiago, Chile: Lom Ediciones. Pages: 308.
  • Lehman, K. (2015). Encrucijadas anticolonialistas y soberanía indígena: Repensar el imperio desde la periferia en También la lluvia (in press). In J. Colmeiro (Ed.) Encrucijadas globales: redefinir España en el siglo XXI (pp. 207-230). Madrid: Iberoamericana. Related URL.
  • Lehman, K. (2014). The Right to Information. Indigenous Media and the Bolivarian Revolution. In L. F. Angosto-Ferrandez (Ed.) Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent (pp. 87-118). London: Routledge. Related URL.
  • Lehman, K., Peters, G., & McClutchie, J. (27/11/2012). People's Media Venezuela [Documentary film], Screening of Peoples' Media Venezuela, San Francisco: NZCLAS, AUT, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Related URL.
  • Lehman, K. (23/5/2012). People's Media Venezuela. Screening of Peoples' Media Venezuela, San Francisco LASA Conference. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/22214
  • Lehman, K. (2011). Translating Knowledge and Performing Cultures: Linguistic Markers of Time and Space and Living Well. Paper presented at Endangered Languages: Voices and Images, Quito, Ecuador. 7 September - 9 September 2011. Endangered Languages: Voices and Images. Proceedings of the Conference FELXV (Quito, Ecuador). (pp. 8).
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/16741
  • Lehman, K. (2008). Interpreting Argentine Workers’ Documentaries 2001-2006: Implications for Alternative Media. Global Media Journal: Australian Edition, 2 (1), 1-12.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/14651

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Contact details

Office hours

Semester 2, 2017 Thurs 11-1 and by appointment

Primary location

CLL - Bldg 207
Level 4, Room 401A
18 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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