Associate Professor Catherine Kevin

Associate Professor

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Research expertise

Catherine has written on the histories of pregnancy, reproductive rights, feminism, migration and race relations. She is writing a history of the making of the film 'Jedda' (Dir. Chauvel, 1955) in Ngunnawal country and, with Zora Simic and Ann Curthoys is researching the history of domestic violence in Australia since 1788.

Research expertise

Catherine has written on the histories of pregnancy, reproductive rights, feminism, migration and race relations. She is writing a history of the making of the film 'Jedda' (Dir. Chauvel, 1955) in Ngunnawal country and, with Zora Simic and Ann Curthoys is researching the history of domestic violence in Australia since 1788.

place Social Sciences South (317)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
Catherine received her PhD in History from Sydney University in 2004. After holding positions at SBS Television and the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, King's College, University of London, she came to the Flinders History Department in 2007.
Qualifications
BA (Hons) First Class, University of Sydney
PhD, University of Sydney
Key responsibilities

Lecturer in Australian History

Research Higher Degrees coordinator for History, Sociology, NILs and Women's Studies

Co-editor of History Australia

Editorial board of the Australian Dictionary of Biography

Research expertise
Australian cultural history
Australian studies/history
Gender Studies
Historical studies
Research interests

The histories of pregnancy and miscarriage in Australia, reproductive politics, Australian feminism and postcolonial perspectives on Australian film. Catherine is in the early stages of a project on the history of domestic violence since 1788 with Zora Simic and Ann Curthoys, and she is currently working on a book called Relocating Jedda in Ngunnawal Country.

Teaching interests

Catherine co-led an Office of Teaching and Learning (OLT) - funded project called 'The Power of Things' with the director of the Flinders University Art Museum, Fiona Salmon in 2016. As a result, she now teaches Maps and Dreams: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australian History in the Museum where she utilises the extensive Indigenous art collection.

In 2015-17 Catherine was the the academic co-chair (with Anthony Langlois) of the annual Peace and Global Citizenship program for Masters and Undergraduate level student in Hiroshima. This is the initiative of the International Network of Universities.

Topic coordinator
HIST1203 A Brief History of Australia
HIST1803 'The Lucky Country'? Australia and the World since 1939
HIST2062 Body Politics in Australian History
HIST2063 Memory and the Politics of Difference: Race, Sex and Belonging
HIST7006 Making History, current directions in historiography
HIST2015 Maps and Dreams: Indigenous-Settler Relations in Australian History
Topic lecturer
WMST3012 Performing Masculinities, Australian Histories of Contest and Change
Supervisory interests
Feminism
Film
Immigration and race relations in Australia
Reproductive politics
The history of the body
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Women’s organisations in early twentieth century Australia (1), The making of a 'red lamp' district in Adelaide between the wars (1)
Associate supervisor: Memories of mixed Turkish-Greek communities in Cyprus (1), Japanese fashion as soft power (1), Feminism and craft (1), The movement to decriminalise abortion in Australia since 2008 (1), An oral history of GLBT politics in South Australia (1), A history of Mormonism in the Pacific (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Shifting Irish-Australian loyalties in the Victorian and South Australian Irish-Catholic press (1), Domestic service in Argentina (1), Feminist memory and archival practices (1)
Associate supervisor: The voice of the child in child death reviews (1), Italian migration and food in Australia (1), Cornish fatalism and compulsory vaccination (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Ella Stewart-Peters

PhD - SEP 2018

Petra Mosmann

PhD - DEC 2018

Publications
Expert for media contact
Abortion
Feminism
History - Australian
Pregnancy
women's history, abortion, feminism, the film 'Jedda'
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0427 398 713
Media expertise
  • Abortion
  • Feminism
  • History - Australian
  • Pregnancy
Interests
  • women's history, abortion, feminism, the film 'Jedda'