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Catherine Elizabeth Rigby

Catherine Elizabeth Rigby, German language educator. Recipient German Government Postgraduate award, German Academic Exchange Service, 1982; fellow Humboldt Foundation fellow, 1994.


  • Rigby, Catherine Elizabeth was born on April 10, 1960 in Canberra, Australia. Daughter of Thomas Henry and Norma Victoria Rigby.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Melbourne, 1982. Master of Arts, University Melbourne, 1986. Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, Melbourne, 1990.


    • Lecturer German studies Monash University, Melbourne, 1990—1996, senior lecturer German studies and comparative literature, 1996.



    Co-convenor Ecophilosophy Discussions, Melbourne, 1998—1999. Member Humane Society Inc., since 2000, Green Party, Melbourne, since 1996. Member of Modern Language Association, National Tertiary Education Union Australia, Association for Study of Literature and Environment (president since 2004).



    Bush walking, gardening, reading, literature, films.


    • Married Robert Alistair Hartley, May 17, 1980. 1 child Samuel Morgan Rigby Hartley.
    • father: Thomas Henry
    • mother: Norma Victoria Rigby
    • spouse: Robert Alistair Hartley
    • child: Samuel Morgan Rigby Hartley Rigby
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    Born April 10, 1960
    (age 57)
    • 1982
      University Melbourne
    • 1986
      University Melbourne
    • 1990
      Monash University
    • 1990 - 1996
      Lecturer, German studies Monash University
      Melbourne, Florida, United States