B Arts (Hons), GCert Higher Education, PhD (Griffith University)
Professor, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science
Director, Harry Gentle Resource Centre
Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA)
Regina Ganter is a historian specialising in interactions between Indigenous, Asian and European peoples in Australia.
She is the multi-award winning author of The Pearl Shellers of Torres Strait (1994) and Mixed Relations (2006) having published widely in the field of cross-cultural encounters and contributed to a number of broadcasts, museum exhibitions and curriculum materials. She recently undertook an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to prepare a web-directory of intercultural encounters as 'German Missionaries in Australia'.
Regina migrated to Australia in 1979 and has been teaching Australian history and heritage studies in the School of Humanities at Griffith University since 1992. She has been on the national executive of the Australian Historical Association, and gained the inaugural AHA Prize in Australian History in 1992, and the NSW Premier's History Book Award and the Ernest Scott Prize in Australian History in 2007.
She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA) and an elected member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, where she served on its statutory Research Advisory Committee, 2014-2016. She is a member of the Australian Historical Association (AHA) since 1992, of the German Association for Australian Studies since its inception in1993, and of Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research since its inception in 2003.
Fields of expertise
- Australian history
- inter-ethnic relations
- German-speaking missionaries in Australia
Current teaching areas
- Indigenous Studies
- Australian History
- For a full list of publications please go to Griffith Experts for Professor Regina Ganter