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Dr Catherine Hartung

Catherine HartungLecturer
PhD, Bachelor Design/Art Education (Hons 1)

Dunedin Campus
Tel 64 3 479 4986
Email catherine.hartung@otago.ac.nz

Biography

Catherine's teaching and research is informed by an interest in children and young people's citizenship, education, rights, wellbeing, and diversity. Her research is interdisciplinary – a mix of sociology, education, cultural studies, community development, geography, and political science – but at its core is a concern with how various educational, cultural, and political institutions reproduce and/or challenge inequalities, as well as the ways that children and young people negotiate and resist institutional governance.

Teaching Areas

  • EDUC101: Education and Society
  • EDUC102: Human Development
  • EDUC254: Family Resources, Culture and Education
  • EDUC259: International Perspectives in Education

Research Interests

  • Children and young people’s citizenship, participation, rights and wellbeing
  • Education for diversity and social justice
  • Global citizenship education
  • Feminist poststructural theory

Supervision

  • Peng Xu (PhD candidate) Divergence and convergence: a comparative analysis of children’s citizenship in Mainland China and New Zealand (co-supervised with Dr Sonya Gaches)
  • Amee Parker (PhD candidate) Home education in Aotearoa/New Zealand: a discourse analysis (co-supervised with A/Prof Karen Nairn) 
  • Jocelyn Springthorpe (EdD candidate) What’s it like for you? Children’s experiences of a short-term residential therapeutic and education stay (co-supervised with Dr Ruth Gasson and Dr Keryn Pratt)
  • Will Flavell (EdD candidate) Motivations for non-Māori students to learn te reo Māori (co-supervised with Dr Susan Sandretto and Dr Karyn Paringatai)

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Publications

Halse, C., Hartung, C., & Wright, J. (Eds.). (2018). Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. Routledge, 154p.

Halse, C., Hartung, C., & Wright, J. (2018). Introduction. Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. In C. Halse, C. Hartung & J. Wright (Eds.), Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. Routledge.

Hartung, C. (2017). Conditional citizens: Rethinking children and young people's participation. Singapore: Springer, 147p. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-3938-6

Chou, M., Gagnon, J.-P., Hartung, C., & Pruitt, L. J. (2017). Young people, citizenship and political participation: Combating civic deficit? London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 147p.

Hartung, C. (2017). Selfies for/of Nepal: Acts of global citizenship and bearing witness. In A. Kuntsman (Ed.), Selfie citizenship. (pp. 39-47). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45270-8_5

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Halse, C., Mansouri, F., Moss, J., Paradies, Y., O'Mara, J., Arber, R., … Hartung, C., … Wright, L. (2015). Doing diversity: Intercultural understanding in primary and secondary schools. Melbourne, Australia: Deakin University. 53p. Retrieved from http://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/principals/management/doingdiversity.pdf

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Authored Book - Research

Hartung, C. (2017). Conditional citizens: Rethinking children and young people's participation. Singapore: Springer, 147p. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-3938-6

Chou, M., Gagnon, J.-P., Hartung, C., & Pruitt, L. J. (2017). Young people, citizenship and political participation: Combating civic deficit? London, UK: Rowman & Littlefield, 147p.

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Edited Book - Other

Halse, C., Hartung, C., & Wright, J. (Eds.). (2018). Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. Routledge, 154p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Hartung, C. (2017). Selfies for/of Nepal: Acts of global citizenship and bearing witness. In A. Kuntsman (Ed.), Selfie citizenship. (pp. 39-47). Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-45270-8_5

Malone, K., & Hartung, C. (2010). Challenges of participatory practice with children. In B. Percy-Smith & N. Thomas (Eds.), A handbook of children and young people's participation: Perspectives from theory and practice. (pp. 24-38). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Halse, C., Hartung, C., & Wright, J. (2018). Introduction. Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. In C. Halse, C. Hartung & J. Wright (Eds.), Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. Routledge.

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Journal - Research Article

Hartung, C. (2017). Global citizenship incorporated: Competing responsibilities in the education of global citizens. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 38(1), 16-29. doi: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1104849

Hartung, C., Barnes, N., Welch, R., O'Flynn, G., Uptin, J., & McMahon, S. (2017). Beyond the academic precariat: A collective biography of poetic subjectivities in the neoliberal university. Sport, Education & Society, 22(1), 40-57. doi: 10.1080/13573322.2016.1202227

Hartung, C., Wright, J., & Halse, C. (2014). The possibilities of happiness: Australian mothers' aspirations for their children in neoliberal times. Families, Relationships & Societies, 3(1), 67-78. doi: 10.1332/204674314X13891774039926

Wright, J., Halse, C., Levy, G., & Hartung, C. (2014). Australian mothers’ notions of risk and uncertainty in relation to their pre-teen children. Health, Risk & Society, 16(2), 185-198. doi: 10.1080/13698575.2014.884215

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Journal - Research Other

Hartung, C. (2017). [Review of the book Reconceptualising agency and childhood: New perspectives in childhood studies]. Children's Geographies, 15(6), 754-755. doi: 10.1080/14733285.2017.1283911

Chou, M., Hartung, C., & Gagnon, J.-P. (2015). Shorten's plan to lower the voting age could help increase political engagement. The Conversation. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/shortens-plan-to-lower-the-voting-age-could-help-increase-political-engagement-50059

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Halse, C., Hartung, C., & Wright, J. (2017). Responsibility and responsibilisation in education. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 38(1), 1. doi: 10.1080/01596306.2016.1169585

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Hartung, C., & Charles, C. (2017). Racialised power or freedom of speech? Teachers’ responses to cultural appropriation in global popular culture. Proceedings of the Sociological Association of Aotearoa, New Zealand (SAANZ) Conference: Respect Existence or Expect Resistance. (pp. 49). Retrieved from http://www.otago.ac.nz/saanz

Halse, C., Hartung, C., Charles, C., & Black, R. (2015). Young people's views on asylum seekers and national belonging. Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA): Sociology of Youth Thematic Group Symposium. Retrieved from https://tasayouth.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/theoretical-experiments-in-the-sociology-of-youth-2015-symposium-program/

Charlton, E., Halse, C., Harrison, L., Hartung, C., Charles, C., Ollis, D., … Campbell, P. (2015). Critical studies of young people in education. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php/10095/critical-studies-of-young-people-in-education

Black, R., & Hartung, C. (2015). Scales of belonging: The macro and microgeographies of young people's citizenship. Proceedings of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA): Sociology of Youth Thematic Group Symposium. Retrieved from https://tasayouth.wordpress.com/2015/10/08/theoretical-experiments-in-the-sociology-of-youth-2015-symposium-program/

Charles, C., & Hartung, C. (2014). 'Sugar and spice and all things nice': Katy Perry and the 'girlification' of cultural appropriation. Proceedings of the Gender and Education in the Asia Pacific Conference: Possibilities and Provocations. (pp. 17-18). Retrieved from http://education.unimelb.edu.au/news_and_activities/events/upcoming_events/conferences/GEA2014#papers

Hartung, C. (2013). De-essentialising the responsible child citizen of global citizenship education. Proceedings of the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference. Retrieved from http://www.aare.edu.au/publications-database.php/8163/de-essentialising-the-responsible-child-citizen-of-global-citizenship-education

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Hartung, C. (2014, August). Competing responsibilities beyond the classroom: Global citizenship education in the Australian context. Verbal presentation at the Competing Responsibilities Conference: The Ethics and Politics of Responsibility in Contemporary Life, Wellington, New Zealand.

Hartung, C. (2011, November-December). Reiterations of power and agency in the field of children's participation. Verbal presentation at the Australian Association for Research Education (AARE) Conference, Tasmania, Australia.

Hartung, C. (2010, November-December). Governing the 'agentic' child citizen: A poststructural analysis of children's participation. Verbal presentation at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Hartung, C. (2012). Governing the 'agentic' child citizen: A poststructural analysis of children's participation (PhD). University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia. Retrieved from http://ro.uow.edu.au/theses/3504/

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