Associate Professor Shino Konishi specialises in Aboriginal history. Her interests concern histories of cross-cultural encounters in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Australia, the history of European, particularly French, exploration in Australia and the Pacific, European and colonial representations of Aboriginal people and gender relations, Indigenous biography and emotions.
She is the author of The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World (2012), and (with Ann Curthoys and Alexandra Ludewig) The Lives and Legacies of a Carceral Island: A Biographical History of Wadjemup/Rottnest Island (2022). In collaboration with the Australian Dictionary of Biography she leads the ARC project ‘An Australian Dictionary of Biography’.
Associate Professor Konishi is of Aboriginal descent and identifies with the Yawuru people of Broome, Western Australia.