Professor of History, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology

Klaus Neumann is a historian who has written extensively about a wide range of topics, including memories of the Nazi past in postwar Germany; settler-indigenous relations in Australia and New Zealand; colonial history and memory in Papua New Guinea; immigration, refugee and asylum seeker policies in Australia; World War II internment; and German and Australian film and literature. He has edited or written eight books, including, among others, Not the Way It Really Was (1992); Shifting Memories (2000); Refuge Australia: Australia’s Humanitarian Record (2004), winner of the 2004 Human Rights Award (Non-Fiction); and In the Interest of National Security (2006), winner of the John and Patricia Ward History Prize in the 2007 NSW Premier’s History Awards. He has also written radio plays and numerous articles in academic and non-academic journals. He has a strong interest in history as creative non-fiction. Klaus has held teaching and research positions in universities in Germany and Australia, and worked as an independent historian in New Zealand and Australia.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of History in the Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology