Associate Professor Christine Winter

Matthew Flinders Fellow

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Research expertise

Christine Winter is a historian whose work connects Australia, the Pacific and German-speaking Europe. She has published widely on legacies of colonialism, race science and 'mixedness', migration and diasporas, identity transformation, National Socialism, mission history and religion, internment, WWI and WWII and their impact.

Research expertise

Christine Winter is a historian whose work connects Australia, the Pacific and German-speaking Europe. She has published widely on legacies of colonialism, race science and 'mixedness', migration and diasporas, identity transformation, National Socialism, mission history and religion, internment, WWI and WWII and their impact.

place Social Sciences South (219)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Christine Winter studied at the Friedrich Alexander Universitaet Erlangen-Nuremberg, Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen, Universitaet Hamburg and the Australian National University.

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, RSPAS, ANU 2005)

Honours, awards and grants

Awards & Grants:

Matthew Flinders Fellow (2018-23)

ARC Future Fellow (FT13010101715 - German Mixed Race Diasporas in the Global South, 2014-18)

Darling Foundation Grant (From War Trophies to Curious, with South Australia Museum, 2012-13)

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, (W. Anderson Laureate Race and Ethnicity in the Global South, Sydney University, 2013)

Best Teacher Nomination 2012, Arts Faculty, UQ

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, UQ (Legacies of the German Empire in Oceania, 2010-12)

Publication Subsidy, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2010

Publication Subsidy, ANU, 2009

ARC Discovery Project (CI T. Morris-Suzuki, Rethinking Impartial Humanitarianism, 2007-09)

PhD Scholarship, RSPAS, ANU (2000-2004)

Selected Visiting Appointments & Travel Grants:

Erasmus Mobility Grant, with University of Sydney & Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, 2016

Travel Grant, INALCO, Paris, France, 2015

Travel Grant, Historisches Seminar, Universitaet Basel, Switzerland, 2014

International Visiting Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG, Berlin, 2012)

Research Associate, Race and Ethnicity in the Global South, University of Sydney (2016-17)

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, HAPI, UQ (2013-2016)

Visiting Research Fellow/Research Associate, College of the Asia Pacific, ANU (2010-15)

Research expertise
Australian cultural history
Emigration
First World War
History
Human Rights
Migrants and refugees
Religious and religious studies
War studies
Research interests

Christine Winter's work combines history of science and migration and identity studies. Her Matthew Flinders Fellowship research project Humaniarianism or Security? The New Global Health analyses through a regional focus Australia's role in health research, infrastructure development and humanitarian intervention.

The ARC Future Fellowship Mixed-Race German Diasporas in Southern Hemisphere Mandates: race science, policies and identity transformation analyses overlapping colonial rule and legacies through the lense of a history of individuals and families of multi-racial descent in the Global South from Australasia, New Guinea, Samoa to Namibia and South Africa.

Christine has published widely on Pacific-European relations during the late 19th and 20th century, and on the impact of WWI and WWII. Her work analyses a wide range of subjects in the Asia Pacific: the politics of Christian missions; how social scientists in Australasia were effected by war; ethnographic collecting; the development of race science; transnational politics of internment; colonial ideologies of loyalty.

Supervisory interests
Asia-Pacific
Colonialism
Critical whiteness studies
European history
History
Migration and identity
Mission history
Race science
Racism
Transnational history
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Associate supervisor: ‘Resistenza “Soft”: The Power of Everyday Politics in Italy, 1943-45’ (Australian National University) (1), Advancing the Frontiers of Science: Botanizing women’s construction and circulation of knowledge in South Africa and beyond, 1820-1920' (Univ of Basel) (1)
Completion
Associate supervisor: A biography of the New Zealand-born Australian artist, Rosalie Gascoigne (Australian National Univ.) (1)
Publications
Expert for media contact
Germany
History - Australian
History - European
History - German
Hitler
Human rights and civil liberties
Nationalism
Pacific Islands
Race relations
Religion
War
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Media expertise
  • Germany
  • History - Australian
  • History - European
  • History - German
  • Hitler
  • Human rights and civil liberties
  • Nationalism
  • Pacific Islands
  • Race relations
  • Religion
  • War