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Klaus Neumann Klaus Neumann i(A3325 works by)
Born: Established: 1958 Hildesheim,
Western Europe, Europe,
Gender: Male
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Klaus Neumann was born in 1958 in Hildesheim, Federal Republic of Germany. He has lived in Australia from 1985 to 1986, in 1988, from 1991 to 1999, and from 2001 to 2018, working as a historian at a number of universities. In 2018, he was a professor of history at Deakin University. He is a fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.

In December 2006, he presented a public keynote address as part of the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference. The address, delivered in the City Walk mall in Canberra on 7 December, was on the topic 'UnAustralian': a version was later published in Continuum (vol. 21, no. 4, pp.475-483).

In 2016, his Across the Seas: Australia’s Response to Refugees: A History won the CHASS Australia Book Prize. In May 2016, he presented on authors Magda Bozic, Vera Wasowski and Robert Hillman, Walter Adamson, Abbas El-Zein, Mariam Issa, and Maria Cicchillitti at the National Library of Australia (podcast available via Soundcloud).

Most Referenced Works


  • Awards:

    • Human Rights Award (non-fiction), won in 2004 for Refuge Australia: Australia's Humanitarian Record (Sydney: UNSW Press, 2004).
    • New South Wales Premier's History Awards, John and Patricia Ward History Prize, won in 2007 for In the Interest of National Security: Civilian Internment in Australia During World War I (Canberra: National Archives of Australia, 2006).

Personal Awards

2016 winner CHASS Australia Prizes Australia Book Prize

for Across the Seas: Australia's Response to Refugees.

2016 recipient National Library of Australia Fellowships for Becoming Australian: The published autobiographical texts of first-generation immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds
2001 recipient Frederick Watson Fellowship
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