Christine Hansen, Researcher in Environmental Humanities
Christine is an historian with cross-disciplinary interests in critical heritage studies and the environmental humanities. She has an Honours degree in Aboriginal Studies from UWS and completed her PhD in History at the Australian National University in 2010.
She has been a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Environmental History at the Australian National University and a Post-Doctoral Researcher in Critical Heritage Studies at Gothenburg University. Her current research project in Gothenburg, funded by Formas - the Swedish Research Council, focuses on Aboriginal knowledge systems in relation to fire in south-eastern Australia. She also has an active research interest in Australian Aboriginal collections held by European ethnographic museums.
Areas of expertise
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander museum collections
Aboriginal social history
Critical heritage studies
Centre for Environmental History, ANU
National Museum of Australia Research Centre
Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centr