Dr Katherine Ellinghaus

Kat Ellinghaus holds a Monash Fellowship in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University. She was an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne from 2002 to 2006, and also lectured in United States history there from 1999. She is the author of Taking Assimilation to Heart: Marriages of White Women and Indigenous Men in the United States and Australia, 1887-1937 (University of Nebraska Press, 2006) and The Outalucks: Native Americans of Mixed Descent and Assimilation Policy in the United States, 1880s–1940s (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming).

Kat writes and researches in the areas of colonial history, transnational and comparative history, interracial relationships and the social and cultural history of the United States and Australia. In 2014 she was awarded an Australian Research Council Discovery Project to write the first national history of Aboriginal exemption policies: The Burden of Freedom? A History of Aboriginal Exemption Policies in Australia.

Kat co-convened the Australia and New Zealand American Studies Association conference, held at Monash University’s Caulfield campus 30 June – 1 July 2015.

Institution: The University of Melbourne
Year awarded: 2002

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Institution: The University of Melbourne
Year awarded: 1996