Regular Authors

Dorothea Hilhorst


Dorothea Hilhorst is professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research concerns aid-society relations in humanitarian crises and recovery, with research programmes in a large variety of crisis-affected settings.

Books include People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-Economic Recovery. Facing Fragilities (2016); and The Real World of NGOs: Discourse, Diversity and Development. (2003). She is also the president of the International Humanitarian Studies Association.


Twitter: @hilhorst_thea

Read all her blogposts here.

Jeff Handmaker


Jeff Handmaker teaches law, human rights and social justice and conducts research on legal mobilization as a senior lecturer at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is also a senior research fellow in the School of Law at the University of the Witwatersrand and an Editor of the South African Journal on Human Rights. His ancillary positions including as a project board member of the Public Interest Litigation Project.

Recent publications include: with Karin Arts (co-editor) (2018) Mobilizing International Law for ‘Global Justice’ (Cambridge University Press) and (2018) ‘The Legitimacy Crisis Within International Criminal Justice and the Importance of Critical, Reflexive Learning’ in B Jessop & K Knio (Eds.), pp. 189-206, The Pedagogy of Economic, Political and Social Crises: Dynamics, Construals and Lessons (Routledge).

Twitter: @DrJDHandmaker

Faculty profile

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