Haureh Hussein, BA MA

Department of International History, Trier University

Haureh Hussein is a Doctoral Researcher at the Department of International History at Trier University and at the TransMare Institute. He studied history and political science at Trier University and at KU Leuven in Belgium. His research focuses on maritime history, history of the Pacific, global history and settler colonial studies.

In his dissertation, he focuses on the global entanglements between Māori Iwi and Quaker families, who were involved in the Transoceanic whaling industry in the 18th and 19th centuries. He aims to reconstruct the socioeconomic interaction space - the maritime colonial contact zone - between these Quaker whaling families and the Māori iwi that took place between 1790 and 1840. Quaker settler families such as those of Swain and Starbuck participated in this process of transoceanic entanglement as dominant players in the transatlantic whaling industry. As early as the 18th century, they shaped this industry along with Colonial Others and were linked to Europe both economically and religiously as a translocal group. With these established knowledge and practices, they approached and interacted with existing Indigenous networks in the Pacific Ocean from 1790 onwards and came in contact with Māori Iwi among others.

PhD Thesis:

Global Entanglements between Māori and New Bedford Whaling Families (1790-1840)

Email: hussein@uni-trier.de
Website: https://tinyurl.com/8aabfmme