Tuesday, 31 May 2016

RMIT authors showcase - Dr. Elizabeth Kath

At RMIT University Library we are extremely proud of our academics and the contributions they make to research and innovation in their fields. This post is the first in a series which showcases RMIT authors and provides you with access to their work.

Today we highlight Dr. Elizabeth Kath and her recent publication Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape.

Image of author Elizabeth KathDr. Kath is a lecturer with RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies. She is also an Honorary Research Fellow with the UN Global Compact Cities Programme and a Co-Director of Global Reconciliation. Her background is in the area of political science and she now works within the interdisciplinary field of global studies. She is interested in the ways in which diverse cultures navigate dividing boundaries and investigates theories of reconciliation, intercultural communication, and social inclusion/exclusion. Her main focus is on Latin American and Caribbean society and culture. She is widely published in Latin American studies and has also conducted a major study of Cuba’s public health system, spending nine months undertaking research in Havana.

Dr. Kath is especially interested in Australia’s relationship with Latin America which is reflected in her latest publication, Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape. This book explores the new economic, cultural, and political ties between what were conventionally considered remote continents. It places these ties within the context of global transformations that have reshaped Australia and Latin America and it covers trade relations; cultural and social changes in both regions; the influence that technology and social media has had in Australia and Latin America; and the effect of Latin American culture on Australian society.

Find the book in the Library:
Kath, E., Urribarri, R. Sanchez (Eds.) (2016) Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape, Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Image of book cover
Image courtesy of Palgrave Macmillan.
Other publications by Elizabeth available at RMIT University Library include:
  • James, P.,Kath, E. (2014). Global reconciliation: Responding to tension through a local-global process  In: SAGE Handbook of Globalization [online] [print], SAGE Publications, London, United Kingdom
  • Kath, E. (2010) Social relations and the Cuban health miracle [online] [print]

For more information about Dr. Elizabeth Kath, see her staff profile which includes a more comprehensive biography and list of her publications.