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Dr Olga Gostin, BA Hons (Wits) MEnvSt (Adelaide) PhD (ANU)

Of Belgian-Russian parentage, Olga Gostin graduated as a social anthropologist from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. She obtained her PhD from the Australian National University in 1968 after completing research on the impact of Catholicism and cash-cropping on the Kuni of Papua.

In 1993, she completed a Master's degree in Environmental Studies at Adelaide University. For the past 40 years, she has been connected with Australia's first program offering tertiary education to Indigenous Australians at the University of South Australia.

Olga is passionately interested in the dynamics of culture change, environmental issues and matters of social justice.




Dr Olga Gostin
David Unaipon College of Indigenous Education and Research, University of South Australia