Nicholas Baker Miller
Nicholas B. Miller is developing a profile as a global historian of migration and ideas. He is currently working on a book on immigration to Hawai`i, 1865-1920, focusing on education, transnational actor networks, and shifting epistemologies of integration. He is also preparing articles on the Hawaiian consular system, indigenous elites’ engagement with colonial labor practices in the late nineteenth century in Malaya and the Pacific, global networks of self fashioning German contract labor experts, and the impact of Portuguese migrant children at schools in the late Hawaiian Kingdom. His first monograph, John Millar and the Scottish Enlightenment: Family Life and World History (Oxford, 2017), examined the centrality of the family as a focal point of European confrontations with cultural difference in the Age of Enlightenment.
After a highly mobile upbringing across the Pacific and the US Sunbelt, Miller was trained as a historian in Germany (Dr.phil. Potsdam 2014) and Britain (M.St. Oxford, 2009 and B.A. Durham, 2008). His research has been funded by the European Commission, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. He has held research fellowships at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg: The Göttingen Institute of Advanced Studies, the University of Erfurt's Gotha Research Library and the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and has been a visiting scholar at Rice University, the East West Center, Honolulu, and the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa.
He is associated with the ERC Advanced Grant project COLOUR: The Colour of Labour. The Racialised Lives of Migrants, coordinated by Cristiana Bastos.
Keywords: Knowledge, Migration, Global History, Colonialism, Education, Gender.