Shino Konishi

Associate Professor Shino Konishi

  • Post Nominals: FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 2021
  • Section(s): History, Indigenous Studies


Shino Konishi is a Yawuru historian and Associate Professor in the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Australian Catholic University. Her research interests include histories of exploration, cross-cultural encounter, and representations of Indigenous masculinity and labour. Her current work explores early collecting practices in Western Australia, imperial travellers’ observations of Indigenous peoples in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and methodological approaches to Indigenous biography.

She is the author of The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World (2012), which was short-listed for the NSW Premier’s Australian History Prize, and a number of edited collections including Indigenous Intermediaries: New Perspectives on Exploration Archives (2015) with Maria Nugent and Tiffany Shellam. From 2010 to 2014 she was the editor of Aboriginal History, and she is now editing a volume on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander biographies in collaboration with the Australian Dictionary of Biography.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.