IOWC PhD Student: Andrew Stonehouse

Andrew is a Ph.D. student studying with the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University. He completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in both History and German Language & Literature and minoring in both Biology and International Relations at Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan) in 2010. He earned his Master of Public Policy, specializing in agricultural and economic policy, at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany) in 2012. He finished a Master of Arts at McGill University in 2014. His M.A. research focused on the development of Germany’s anti-slavery policy in the colony of German East Africa between 1890 and 1914.

Andrew’s Ph.D. research focuses on German scientific expeditions and colonial projects throughout the Indian Ocean World. His research interests include the history of science, nineteenth-century Germany, colonialism, and human-environment interaction in the Indian Ocean World.

Outside of academia, Andrew is passionate about his homemade hard cider.