prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst

prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst
Full professor International Institute of Social Studies Academic staff unit
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I3-21
Email
hilhorst@iss.nl
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I am an expert in development in areas affected by disaster, conflict or fragility, with a special focus on aid-society relations: the impact of humanitarian aid on society and the ways in which people and institutions shape the organisation of aid relations.

I have supervised 30 PhD candidates, and 21 of these  have been completed. In my current position, I am directing a research programme around situations where conflicts meet disaster.

My research programmes have taken place in settings affected by disaster, conflict and fragility, including Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Sri Lanka.

Currently, my main research programme concerns where “Conflict meets disaster’, that studies disaster governance in high-conflict, low-conflict and post-conflict societies.

In addition to my academic research, I maintain a portfolio for applied assignments and advisory work, which has enhanced an intimate knowledge base of international organisational processes and local dynamics of aid-state-society interaction. I am president of the International Humanitarian Studies Association and a board member of the Core Humanitarian Standard Alliance

I have published 6 books, 46 journal articles, 34 book chapters and 44 professional publications, and I am a regular blogger.

 

Keywords: Humanitarian Aid, Disaster Governance, Gender, Development, Refugee Studies

  • Thea Hilhorst, B Weijs & Gemma van der Haar (2017) - People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities - Routledge

  • Georg Frerks & DJM (Thea) Hilhorst (2021) - Disaster studies. - In Martin Hoondert, Paul Post, Mirella Klomp & Marcel Barnard, Handbook of Disaster Ritual: - Peeters Publishers
  • Thea Hilhorst, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann, Roanne Voorst, Isabelle Desportes & Samantha Melis (2019) - Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response in Different Conflict Scenarios - In Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2019 - United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • Roanne Voorst & Thea Hilhorst (2018) - Key Points of Interactive Research: An Ethnographic Approach to Risk - In A. Olofsson & J.O. Zinn, Researching Risk and Uncertainty. Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies. (pp. 53-76) - doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-95852-1 - Palgrave Macmillan
  • Thea Hilhorst (2018) - Arenas - In T. Allen, A. MacDonald & H. Radice, Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts (pp. 30-51) - Routledge
  • PM Kyamusugulwa, J Cuvelier & Thea Hilhorst (2017) - Labour mobilisation: The case of Tushiriki (DRC) - In D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar, People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (pp. 138-156) - Routledge
  • W Wairimu, MA Slingerland & Thea Hilhorst (2017) - Aid under Contestation: public works, labour and community-based food security programming in post-conflict northern Uganda - In D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar, People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (pp. 156-173) - Routledge
  • R Twijnstra & Thea Hilhorst (2017) - Blind Spots: Domestic Entrepreneurship and Private-sector Development in South-Sudan - In D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar, People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (pp. 119-137) - Routledge
  • CI Wakenge & Thea Hilhorst (2017) - Emergency or Durable Solution? Coltan Mining and Cooperatives in Northern Katanga (DRC) - In D Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar, People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (pp. 82-99) - Earthscan/Routledge
  • Thea Hilhorst, B Weijs & Gemma van der Haar (2017) - Facing Fragilities: The socially embedded nature of socio-economic recovery - In D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar, People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (pp. 1-19) - Earthscan/Routledge
  • Thea Hilhorst (2015) - Taking accountability to the next level - In On the road to Istanbul: How can the World Humanitarian Summit make humanitarian response more effective? (pp. 104-112) - CHS Alliance
  • Thea Hilhorst, L Weijers & M van Wessel (2013) - Aid Relations and Aid Legitimacy: mutual imaging of aid workers and recipients in Nepal - In A.M. Fechter, - (pp. 53-72) - Routledge
  • Thea Hilhorst & BJ Jansen (2013) - Humanitarian space as arena: A perspective on the everyday politics of aid - In D. Hilhorst, - (pp. 187-204) - Routledge
  • Thea Hilhorst (2013) - Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crisis Everyday politics of crisis response - In D. HIlhorst, - (pp. 1-15) - Routledge Humanitarian studies
  • Thea Hilhorst, G Andriessen, L Kemkens & L Weijers (2013) - Doing good/being nice? Aid legitimacy and mutual imaging of aid workers and aid recipients - In D. HIlhorst, - (pp. 258-274) - Routledge Humanitarian studies
  • Thea Hilhorst & EPM Heijmans (2012) - University research's role in reducing disaster risk - In B. Wisner, J.C. Gaillard & I. Kelman, - (pp. 739-749) - Routledge
  • Thea Hilhorst & BJ Jansen (2012) - Human rights and humanitarian action - In I. Boerefijn, L. Henderson, R. Janse & R. Weaver, - (pp. 269-286) - Intersentia
  • Thea Hilhorst & GJ van Uffelen (2011) - Menselijke factor grootste struikelblok - In M Senten, - (pp. 10-15) - NWO / Quest
  • Thea Hilhorst & BJ Jansen (2010) - Humanitaire ruimte als arena: een perspectief op de alledaagse praktijk - In D. Dijkzeul & J. Herman, - (pp. 123-156) - Academia press
  • Thea Hilhorst & M van Leeuwen (2009) - Grounding local peace organizations: a case study of Southern Sudan - In Partners in Peace. Discourses and practices of Civil-society peacebuilding (pp. 75-95) - Ashgate
  • Thea Hilhorst (2008) - Hoe natuurlijk zijn natuurrampen? - In T. Dietz, F. den Hertog & H. van der Wusten, - (pp. 233-238) - Amsterdam University Press
  • Thea Hilhorst (2008) - Understanding and Guiding Reconstruction Processes - In S.J.H. Rietjens & M.T.I.B. Bollen, - (pp. 111-121) - Ashgate publishing limited
  • Thea Hilhorst (2008) - Development, Gender, and the Revolution: Everyday Politics of Gordillera NGO's - In R. Rutten, - (pp. 188-232) - Ateneo De Manila University Press
  • Thea Hilhorst & M Helmer (2007) - Disaster Risk Reduction: shifting the perspective - In P. Hoebink, - (pp. 171-185) - Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV
  • Thea Hilhorst (2007) - Victims, right holders, clients or citizens? The recipient side of the Tsunami response - In P. Hoebink, - (pp. 45-54) - Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV
  • Thea Hilhorst (2007) - The art of NGO-ing: everyday practices as key to understanding development NGOs - In P Opoku-Mensah, D Lewis & T Tvedt, - (pp. 297-325) - Aalborg University Press
  • B Schennink, Thea Hilhorst, C van der Borgh & Gemma van der Haar (2006) - Working on peace building and conflict prevention: Reflection on the findings - In B. Schennink & G. van der Haar, Working on peace building and conflict prevention (pp. 203-217) - Dutch University Press
  • N Douma & Thea Hilhorst (2006) - 'Are we making a difference?' Cordaid policy and practice in addressing complex political emergencies: the case of Sudan - In B. Schennink & G. van der Haar, - (pp. 47-84) - Dutch University Press
  • Thea Hilhorst & M van Leeuwen (2005) - Global peacebuilders and local conflict: the feminization of peace in Southern Sudan - In T Davids & F van Driel, The gender question in globalization: Changing perspectives and practices (pp. 93-108) - Ashgate Publishing
  • Thea Hilhorst & GEA Bankoff (2004) - Introduction: Mapping vulnerability - In G. Bankoff, G. Frerks & D. Hilhorst, - (pp. 1-9) - Earthscan
  • Thea Hilhorst (2004) - Indigenous identity, conflict and conflict resolution - In J. Carino & V. Tauli, - (pp. 83-89) - Tebtebba Foundation
  • Thea Hilhorst & M van Leeuwen (2004) - Rethinking the relation between relief and development: Villagisation in Rwanda - In Ph. Essed, G. Frerks & J. Schrijvers, Refugees and the transformation of societies : Agency, Policies, Ethics and Politics (pp. 179-190) - Berghahn Books
  • Thea Hilhorst (2004) - Complexity and diversity: unlocking social domains of disaster response - In G Bankoff, G. Frerks & D. Hilhorst, - (pp. 52-66) - Earthscan
  • Thea Hilhorst & N Schmiemann (2003) - Humanitarian principles of medecins sans-frontieres, Holland - In L. Roper, J. Petitt & D. Eade, - (pp. 316-332) - IDS/OXFAM
  • Thea Hilhorst (2001) - Negotiating the meaning of organisation: The importance of social network analysis' - In - (pp. 281-298)
  • Thea Hilhorst (1997) - Discourse Formation in Social Movements. Issues of Collective Action - In H. de ; Long, N. Haan, - (pp. 121-149) - Koninklijke Van Gorcum BV

  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Lezing na filmvertoon
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Geschiedenis hulp - een van 12 topwetenschappers
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, speech
  • Thea Hilhorst, GE Frerks & S van Schooneveld (2005) - De politisering van de humanitaire hulp

  • L Artur & Thea Hilhorst (2011) - Climate change adaptation in Mozambique - In - (pp. 25-46)
  • Thea Hilhorst & GE Frerks (1999) - Evaluation of humanitarian assistance in emergency situations: an issue paper - In - (pp. 15-39)

  • N Douma & Thea Hilhorst (2016) - Trouver un juste equilibre?: Réponse à la violence sexuelle en République démocratique du Congo: resumé
  • Thea Hilhorst (2013) - Dick Scherpenzeelprijs (2012-2012)
  • Thea Hilhorst (2013) - International Humanitarian Studies Association (2012-2012)
  • Thea Hilhorst (2013) - Evert Vermeer Stichting (2012-2012)
  • Thea Hilhorst (2013) - WOTRO (Scientific Research for the Tropics) (2012-2012)
  • Thea Hilhorst (2013) - Raad van Toezicht SNV (2012-2012)
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Overstromingen Manila
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Millennium Development Goals
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Rondetafel gesprek Artsen Zonder Grenzen
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Changing humanitarian aid; keynote
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Maya Ondergang van de wereld
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - DRC crisis
  • Thea Hilhorst (2012) - Voedselzekerheid: Aschale Dagnachew Siyoum
  • D Dijkzeul, J Herman & Thea Hilhorst (2010) - T.R. - Disasters (2010-2010)
  • M Helmer & Thea Hilhorst (2006) - T.R. - Disasters (2006-2006)

  • Z (Zeynep) Kasli, M (Marieke) van Houte, R (Rodrigo) Mena Fluhmann, DJM (Thea) Hilhorst & HM (Helen) Hintjens (5 September 2021) - Don't let our university researchers and students suffocate in Afghanistan - Don't let our university researchers and students suffocate in Afghanistan

  • Thea Hilhorst (2019) - Third World Thematics: a TWQ journal (Journal)
  • Thea Hilhorst (2018) - Politics and Governance (Journal)
  • Thea Hilhorst (2011) - Disaster Prevention and Management (Journal)

  • Dorothea Hilhorst, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann, Samantha Melis & Roanne van Voorst (2021) - Accountability in Humanitarian Action - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann, Dorothea Hilhorst & Marta Welander (2021) - Round table: Safety and Security for University Staff, Students and Research Participants - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Dorothea Hilhorst (2021) - Ethical considerations of disaster research in conflict-affected areas - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference
  • Gabriela Villacis Izquierdo, Delu Lusambya Mwenebyake, Tewodros Bayu, Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann & Thea Hilhorst (2021) - Round Table: Towards equitable research collaborations - International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA) Conference

Independent Research Fund Denmark

Start date approval
February 2019
End date approval
February 2022
Place
COPENHAGEN
Description
Selection research proposals

Danish Research Council

Start date approval
February 2020
End date approval
February 2023
Place
COPENHAGEN
Description
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3105 Research Paper Preparation

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-3105-21-22

4153 Cont Perspectives on Social Justice

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4153-21-22

4393 SJP: Working towards the RP

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4393-21-22

4227 Humanitarian Action

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-4227-21-22

Board of Examiners

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-BOE-21-22

General Information

Year
2021
Course Code
ISSGENERAL-21-22

Major SJP

Year
2021
Course Code
ISS-SJP-21-22

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