Christine’s Future

Dr Christine Winter successfully applied for an ARC Future Fellowship, one of the most prestigious grants awarded in Australia. The project will be funded from 2013-2017.
German Mixed-Race Diasporas in the Southern Hemisphere: Science, Politics and Identity Transformation [FT130101715].
This archival and oral history project advances knowledge of colonial and postcolonial identity formation in the global South. It shows how German scientific studies of race, especially among the mixed populations of the Pacific, shaped local identity politics and informed nationalist and decolonising projects. It offers a new context for understanding the nature of Australian race relations, especially our attitudes toward race mixing and assimilation in regard to our region. Moreover, this research will greatly expand our understanding of German racial thought in the twentieth century, showing how German engagement with the global South influenced Weimar, Nazi, and postwar impressions of humanity and ideas about race.