Christine Winter

Christine Winter is Research Fellow, Race and Ethnicity in the Global South (REGS) at Sydney University, Visiting Fellow at the College of the Asia Pacific, Australian National University, and Associate Senior Fellow, HPRC, University of Queensland.

Her transnational historical research connects the Pacific with Europe and Australasia. She has published widely on National Socialism in Oceania, transnational politics of humanitarianism during WWII, and Germans in the Pacific. Most recently she has published a monograph on the politics of the Neuendettelsauer Mission at the End of the Weimar Republic and the beginning of the Third Reich (Looking after One’s Own, Peter Lang Verlag 2012), and co-edited a volume on Australasian social scientists and the impact WWII had on their scholarship and disciplines (Scholars at War, ANU E-Press, 2012). She is presently working on a project on the legacies of the German colonial empire in the Global South: German Mixed-Race Diasporas in Southern Hemisphere Mandated Territories: Scientific theories, politics and identity transformation.

Christine studied Theology and Comparative Religion in Germany, and received her PhD in history from ANU in 2005. In 2010 she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Queensland. Most recently, in 2012 she was International Visiting Fellow, Research Group Historicizing Knowledge about Human Biological Diversity in the 20th Century, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin.

Scholars at War »

Australasian Social Scientists, 1939–1945

Edited by: Geoffrey Gray, Doug Munro, Christine Winter
Publication date: January 2012
Scholars at War is the first scholarly publication to examine the effect World War II had on the careers of Australasian social scientists. It links a group of scholars through geography, transnational, national and personal scholarly networks, and shared intellectual traditions, explores their use, and contextualizes their experiences and contributions within wider examinations of the role of intellectuals in war. Scholars at War is structured around historical portraits of individual Australasian social scientists. They are not a tight group; rather a cohort of scholars serendipitously involved in and affected by war who share a point of origin. Analyzing practitioners of the social sciences during war brings to the fore specific networks, beliefs and institutions that transcend politically defined spaces. Individual lives help us to make sense of the historical process, helping us illuminate particular events and the larger cultural, social and even political processes of a moment in time. Contributors include Peter Hempenstall, JD Legge, Jock Phillips, John Pomeroy, Cassandra Pybus, David Wetherell, Janet Wilson.