PhD (Auckland), BA/MA (Novosibirsk/Hokkaido), DipHistory, CLTA
Supervised thesis projects
Quang, Le Hong (2017). How does the existence of an online version of the newspaper promote the engagement of social media users aged between 18-34 with Binh Dinh as a news source?
Beisembayeva, Dila (2016). Exploring the impact of online political activism on political processes in Kazakhstan : the Zhanaozen uprising
Wessels, Antoinette (2016). The role of SANZ Live, a migrant radio programme, in making sense of place for South African migrants in New Zealand
Yao, Yu (Olivia) (2015). The role of Chinese ethnic media in response to mainstream media's portrayals of Chinese diaspora in New Zealand
Fichter, Grit (2013). A cultural footprint in Auckland's public space
Dhanaraj, Indra (2013). Lecturer's perceptions of intercultural communicative competence and its impact on teaching performance : a case study in a New Zealand higher education institution
Revell, Elizabeth S. (2012). The manifestation of race in everyday communication interactions in New Zealand
Kolesova, E., & Allen, M. (2016). "Gimme Shelter": The "othering" of refugees in forming identity in Australia and New Zealand. Performing Precarity: Refugee Representation, Determination and Discourse, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Kolesova, E. (2016). License to Play? New Zealand Youth Articulates Its Cultural Identity Through Play with East Asian Popular Culture. ACCS/ACAS/IICJ 2016: The Sixth Asian Conference on Asian Studies, Art Center Kobe, Japan.
Kolesova, E. (2015). Minority Discourse: Locating East Asian Popular Culture among New Zealand Youth. Minor Culture: Conference of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne.
Kolesova, E. (2015). From "kyoiku mama" to "taiga mother":Stereotypes of education practice in Japan and China and its effect on New Zealand. Asia and Education Conference, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Kolesova, E., and Papoutsaki, E. (2015). Migrants and their media in New Zealand: issues of diversity, inclusiveness and representation. Community Development Conference, Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ.
Kolesova,, E., and Nishino, , R. (2015). Talking past each other? A comparative study of the descriptions of the Russo- Japanese War in Japanese and Russian history textbooks, ca. 1997-2010. Aoyama Journal of International Studies, ISSN 2188-1960 (Vol. Number 2, 2015).
Kolesova, E. (2014). "Asians - freaky chaps" (De)constructing Asia through personal encounters with North East Asian popular culture. Post-Asia Film, Media and Popular Culture, International Conference at Macau University, http://www.umac.mo/fss/comm/acss/documents/ACSS%20BOOK%202014.pdf.
Revell, E., Papoutsaki, E., and Kolesova, E. (2014). Race, racism and everyday communication in New Zealand. In G. Dodson, & E. Papoutsaki (Eds.), Communication issues in Aotearoa New Zealand: A collection of research essays (pp 16-20). Auckland, New Zealand: Epress Unitec. ISBN 978-1-927214-15-2.
Kolesova, E. (2014). Peter Wynn Kirby, Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan, Honolulu:
University of Hawai'i Press, 2011. xii + 250 pp. ISBN: 978-0-8248-3428-9. New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, ISSN 1174-8915 (Vol. Volume 16 Number 1).
Kolesova, E. (2014). Does History Education Really Matter? The Comparative Study of Japanese and Russian History Textbooks ca. 1997-2010. International Symposium: Global Education around the World - Should World History and Geography become compulsory subjects?, Aoyama University, Tokyo, Japan.
Kolesova, E. (2013). "Cool" Asia in a local context: East Asian popular culture in a New Zealand classroom. University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Baisembayeva, D., Papoutsaki, E., & Kolesova, E. (2013). Social Media and Online Activism in Kazakhstan: A New Challenge for Authoritarianism. Media Asia/IAFOR 4th Annual Conference, November 8-10, The Ramada, The Asian Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2013 Official Conference Procceedings.
Kolesova, E., and Nishino, R. (2013). Memory, history, conflicts and their representation in Japanese and Russian textbooks: The enemy within us? Japanese Studies Association of Australia Conference: Cities, Nature and Landscape: From Nara to the Networked City. ANU, Canberra, Australia.
Beisembayeva, D., Papoutsaki, E., Kolesova, E., and Kulikova, K. (2013). Social media, online activism and government control in Kazakhstan. Proceedings in the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference, June 25-29, Dublin, Ireland.
Kolesova, E. (2012). Dragon Balls and Rugby Balls: negotiating cultural identity on the sports field. In E. Kolesova and S. Wilson (Eds). Cool New Asia Symposium, Unitec ePress, Auckland http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Cool-New-Asia-final.pdf.
Kolesova, E., and Wilson, S. (2012). Cool New Asia: Asian Popular Culture in a Local Context. Unitec ePress, Auckland. http://www.unitec.ac.nz/epress/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Cool-New-Asia-final.pdf.
Kolesova, E., and Nishino, R. (2011). White-washing and Brain-washing: a comparative study of the narrative strategies and descriptions of the Russo-Japanese War in Japanese and Russian history textbooks, ca.1997-2010. The 19th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Massey University, Palmerston North, 2-4 July 2011.
Kolesova, E. (2011). Talking past each other: A comparative study of the narrative strategies and descriptions of the Russo-Japanese War in Japanese and Russian history textbooks, ca. 1997-2010. Japanese Anthropology Workshop (JAWS) (Otago), July 10-11.
Kolesova, E. (2011). Patrick McEachern. Inside the Red Box: North Korea's Totalitarian Politics. New York: Columbia University Press (2011)
Book review by Elena Kolesova. Journal of International and Global Studies, ISSN: 2158-0669 (Vol. Volume 3, Number 1).
Kolesova, E. (2011). White-washing and brain-washing: a comparative study of the narrative strategies and descriptions of the Russo-Japanese War in Japanese and Russian history textbooks, ca. 1997-2010. Unitec, Department of Communication Studies, research seminar.
Kolesova , E., and Nishino, R. (2011). Talking past each other: A comparative study of the narrative strategies and descriptions of the Russo-Japanese War in Japanese and Russian history textbooks, ca. 1997-2010. Pedagogica Historica.
Kolesova, E. (2010). 'Sake and Vodka cocktail' with school lunch? Narratives of Russo-Japanese War in Japanese and Russian Textbooks, ca 1997-2009: a comparative study. 18th International Conference of Asian Studies Association of Australia, The University of Adelaide, 5-8 July.
Kolesova, E. (2007). Paradise garden or prison in a quiet suburb? An examination of one Japanese educational institution in New Zealand. 17th New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference.
Kolesova, E. (2006). Suterareta-ko 'thrown away kids': Reflection on contemporary Japanese education in the New Zealand environment. Vickers, A., and Hanlon, M. Asia reconstructed: Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the ASAAASAA Conference 2006 - Asia reconstructed: From critiques of development to post colonial studies.
Kolesova, E. (2005). Education and resistance in Japan. Advance, Spring, 4.
Kolesova, E. (2005). 'Suteru ko - thrown away kids: reflections on contemporary Japanese education in the New Zealand environment'. Presented to the 16th NZASIA Conference, 21-23 November, Hamilton.
Kolesova, E. (2005). Struggle from the margins: Hokkaido popular education movement in the towering shadow of the Japanese examination system (1950-1969). Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies, 3 (2), 27-44.
Kolesova, E. (2004). To the history of the Popular Education Research Movement in Hokkaido, Japan. Presented to the 37th International Congress for Asian and North African Studies, 16-21 August, Moscow, Russia.
Kolesova, E. (2004). Challenging the system: Education and resistance in Hokkaido, Japan. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. Supervisor:
Kolesova, E. (2004). More than just a few teaching notes about Japan: Review of Teaching about Japan in Japan: A handbook of approaches to teaching about Japan to non-Japanese students, by R. Bowring & N. J. Pinnington. electronic journal of contemporary japanese studies (ejcjs), Review 2 in 2004, 1-8. http://www.japanesestudies.org.uk/reviews/Kolesova.html
Kolesova, E. (2004). Why does the Hokkaido Popular Education Research Movement really matter? In R. Cribb (Ed.), Asia Examined: Proceedings of the15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA. Canberra, Australia: Asian Studies Association of Australia, Inc. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Conference of the ASAA: Asia examined, 29 June - 2 July, Canberra, Australia. http://coombs.anu.edu.au/ASAA/conference/proceedings/asaa-2004-proceedings.html
Kolesova, E. (2003). From composing themselves to composing the whole nation (composition education movement in pre-war Hokkaido). International Higher Education Research, 6, 177-187.
Kolesova, E. (2002). Shaping Hokkaido identity or is it Japanese identity? Presented to the University of Auckland PhD Conference Day, 21 September, Auckland.
Kolesova, E. (2002). Composing themselves to composing the whole nation: Composition education movement in pre-war and post-war Hokkaido. Presented to the Association of East Asian Studies Hokkaido 4th annual conference, 27-29 September, Ehime, Japan.
Kolesova, E. (2001). Education Movements in Hokkaido. Presented to the Asian Futures, Asian Traditions, New Zealand Asian Studies Society 14th International Conference, 28 November - 1 December, Christchurch.
Kolesova, E. (1999). Oppostional Discourse in Japanese Education. Presented to the 37th Dominkyo Research Conference, 14 January, Sapporo, Japan.