prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst

prof.dr.ir. (Thea) DJM Hilhorst
Full Professor International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) Academic staff unit
Location
Kortenaerkade 12, 's - Gravenhage
Room
I3-21
Telephone
0651915934
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

  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2018). Classical humanitarianism and resilience humanitarianism: making sense of two brands of humanitarian action. Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3, 1-12. doi: 10.1186/s41018-018-0043-6
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar (Ed.). (2017). People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (Routledge Humanitarian Studies). London: Routledge
  • D.J.M. 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? (Humanitarian Accountability Report, 2015) (pp. 104-112) Geneva: CHS Alliance
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & B.J. Jansen (2013). Humanitarian space as arena: A perspective on the everyday politics of aid. In D. Hilhorst (Ed.), (Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series : 1) (pp. 187-204) London and New York: Routledge
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2013). Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crisis Everyday politics of crisis response. In D. HIlhorst (Ed.), (Routledge humanitarian studies : 1) (pp. 1-15) London and New York: routledge Humanitarian studies
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2003). The real world of NGOs: Discourses, diversity and development. London: Zedbooks

  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2018). Classical humanitarianism and resilience humanitarianism: making sense of two brands of humanitarian action. Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3, 1-12. doi: 10.1186/s41018-018-0043-6
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar (Ed.). (2017). People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (Routledge Humanitarian Studies). London: Routledge
  • D.J.M. 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? (Humanitarian Accountability Report, 2015) (pp. 104-112) Geneva: CHS Alliance
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & B.J. Jansen (2013). Humanitarian space as arena: A perspective on the everyday politics of aid. In D. Hilhorst (Ed.), (Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series : 1) (pp. 187-204) London and New York: Routledge
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2013). Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crisis Everyday politics of crisis response. In D. HIlhorst (Ed.), (Routledge humanitarian studies : 1) (pp. 1-15) London and New York: routledge Humanitarian studies
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2003). The real world of NGOs: Discourses, diversity and development. London: Zedbooks

  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, R.A. Mena Fluhmann, R.S. van Voorst, I. Desportes & S. Melis (2019). Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Response in Different Conflict Scenarios. In Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR) 2019. Geneva: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)
  • R.S. van Voorst & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2018). Key Points of Interactive Research: An Ethnographic Approach to Risk. In A. Olofsson & J.O. Zinn (Eds.), Researching Risk and Uncertainty. Methodologies, Methods and Research Strategies (Critical Studies in Risk and Uncertainty) (pp. 53-76). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-95852-1
  • D. Hilhorst (2018). Arenas. In T. Allen, A. MacDonald & H. Radice (Eds.), Humanitarianism: A Dictionary of Concepts (pp. 30-51). Abington, UK: Routledge
  • W. Wairimu, M.A. Slingerland & D.J.M. 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 (Eds.), People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (Routledge Humanitarian Studies) (pp. 156-173). Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge
  • P.M. Kyamusugulwa, J. Cuvelier & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2017). Labour mobilisation: The case of Tushiriki (DRC). In D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar (Eds.), People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (pp. 138-156). London: Routledge
  • C.I. Wakenge & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2017). Emergency or Durable Solution? Coltan Mining and Cooperatives in Northern Katanga (DRC). In D Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar (Eds.), People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (Routledge Humanitarian Studies) (pp. 82-99). London: Routledge Eartscan
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. 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 (Eds.), People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (Routledge Humanitarian Studies) (pp. 1-19). London: Routledge Eartscan
  • R. Twijnstra & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2017). Blind Spots: Domestic Entrepreneurship and Private-sector Development in South-Sudan. In D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar (Eds.), People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (Routledge Humanitarian Studies) (pp. 119-137). Abington, Oxon, UK: Routledge
  • D.J.M. 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? (Humanitarian Accountability Report, 2015) (pp. 104-112) Geneva: CHS Alliance
  • D.J.M. 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 (Ed.), (pp. 53-72) London: Routledge
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & B.J. Jansen (2013). Humanitarian space as arena: A perspective on the everyday politics of aid. In D. Hilhorst (Ed.), (Routledge Humanitarian Studies Series : 1) (pp. 187-204) London and New York: Routledge
  • D.J.M. 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 (Ed.), (Routledge humanitarian studies : 1) (pp. 258-274) London and New York: Routledge Humanitarian studies
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2013). Disaster, Conflict and Society in Crisis Everyday politics of crisis response. In D. HIlhorst (Ed.), (Routledge humanitarian studies : 1) (pp. 1-15) London and New York: routledge Humanitarian studies
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & E.P.M. Heijmans (2012). University research's role in reducing disaster risk. In B. Wisner, J.C. Gaillard & I. Kelman (Eds.), (pp. 739-749) Oxon/New York: Routledge
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & B.J. Jansen (2012). Human rights and humanitarian action. In I. Boerefijn, L. Henderson, R. Janse & R. Weaver (Eds.), (pp. 269-286) Cambridge: Intersentia
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & G.J. van Uffelen (2011). Menselijke factor grootste struikelblok. In M Senten (Ed.), (4) (pp. 10-15) NWO / Quest
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & B.J. Jansen (2010). Humanitaire ruimte als arena: een perspectief op de alledaagse praktijk. In D. Dijkzeul & J. Herman (Eds.), (pp. 123-156) Gent: Academia Press
  • D.J.M. 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 (Non-state actors in international law. Politics and Governance Series) (pp. 75-95). Surrey: Ashgate
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2008). Development, Gender, and the Revolution: Everyday Politics of Gordillera NGO's. In R. Rutten (Ed.), (Governance and Political Change) (pp. 188-232) Manila, Philippines: Ateneo De Manila University Press
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2008). Hoe natuurlijk zijn natuurrampen? In T. Dietz, F. den Hertog & H. van der Wusten (Eds.), (pp. 233-238) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2008). Understanding and Guiding Reconstruction Processes. In S.J.H. Rietjens & M.T.I.B. Bollen (Eds.), (pp. 111-121) England: Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2007). Victims, right holders, clients or citizens? The recipient side of the Tsunami response. In P. Hoebink (Ed.), (pp. 45-54) Assen: Van Gorcum
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & M. Helmer (2007). Disaster Risk Reduction: shifting the perspective. In P. Hoebink (Ed.), (pp. 171-185) Assen: Van Gorcum
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2007). The art of NGO-ing: everyday practices as key to understanding development NGOs. In P Opoku-Mensah, D Lewis & T Tvedt (Eds.), (pp. 297-325) Aalborg: Aalborg University Press
  • N. Douma & D.J.M. 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 (Eds.), (pp. 47-84) Amsterdam: Dutch University Press
  • B. Schennink, D.J.M. Hilhorst, C. van der Borgh & G. van der Haar (2006). Working on peace building and conflict prevention: Reflection on the findings. In B. Schennink & G. van der Haar (Eds.), Working on peace building and conflict prevention (pp. 203-217). Amsterdam: Dutch University Press
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & M. van Leeuwen (2005). Global peacebuilders and local conflict: the feminization of peace in Southern Sudan. In T Davids & F van Driel (Eds.), The gender question in globalization: Changing perspectives and practices (pp. 93-108). Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & M. van Leeuwen (2004). Rethinking the relation between relief and development: Villagisation in Rwanda. In Ph. Essed, G. Frerks & J. Schrijvers (Eds.), Refugees and the transformation of societies : Agency, Policies, Ethics and Politics (Studies in Forced Migration : 13) (pp. 179-190). Oxford: Berghahn Books
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2004). Indigenous identity, conflict and conflict resolution. In J. Carino & V. Tauli (Eds.), (pp. 83-89) Baguio City: Tebtebba Foundation
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & G.E.A. Bankoff (2004). Introduction: Mapping vulnerability. In G. Bankoff, G. Frerks & D. Hilhorst (Eds.), (pp. 1-9) London: Earthscan
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2004). Complexity and diversity: unlocking social domains of disaster response. In G Bankoff, G. Frerks & D. Hilhorst (Eds.), (pp. 52-66) London: Earthscan
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst & N. Schmiemann (2003). Humanitarian principles of medecins sans-frontieres, Holland. In L. Roper, J. Petitt & D. Eade (Eds.), (Development in Practice Reader series) (pp. 316-332) Oxford: IDS/OXFAM
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (2001). Negotiating the meaning of organisation: The importance of social network analysis'. In (pp. 281-298)
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst (1997). Discourse Formation in Social Movements. Issues of Collective Action. In H. de ; Long, N. Haan (Ed.), (pp. 121-149) Assen: Van Gorcum

  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, B. Weijs & G. van der Haar (Ed.). (2017). People, Aid and Institutions in Socio-economic Recovery: Facing Fragilities (Routledge Humanitarian Studies). London: Routledge

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

  • R.S. van Voorst & D. Hilhorst (2019). MOOC: When Disasters Meet Conflicts.
  • N. Douma & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2016). Trouver un juste equilibre?: Réponse à la violence sexuelle en République démocratique du Congo: resumé.
  • D. Dijkzeul, J. Herman & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2010). T.R. - Disasters (2010-2010).
  • M. Helmer & D.J.M. Hilhorst (2006). T.R. - Disasters (2006-2006).
  • D.J.M. Hilhorst, G.E. Frerks & S. van Schooneveld (2005). De politisering van de humanitaire hulp.

Independent Research Fund Denmark

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

Danish Research Council

Start date approval
Feb/2020
End date approval
Feb/2023
Place
COPENHAGEN
Description
Selectie onderzoeksvoorstellen

When Disasters meet Conflict

Title
When Disasters meet Conflict
Year
2020

The CERES PhD Training Course (full)

Title
The CERES PhD Training Course (full)
Year
2020

Overview of Methods in Dev Stud (Mod 3)

Title
Overview of Methods in Dev Stud (Mod 3)
Year
2020

Board of Examiners

Title
Board of Examiners
Year
2020

4153 Cont Perspectives on Social Justice

Title
4153 Cont Perspectives on Social Justice
Year
2020

General Information

Title
General Information
Year
2020

4227 (In)Security,Humanitarian Action

Title
4227 (In)Security,Humanitarian Action
Year
2020

4393 SJP: Working towards the RP

Title
4393 SJP: Working towards the RP
Year
2020

3105 Research Paper Preparation

Title
3105 Research Paper Preparation
Year
2020

Major SJP

Title
Major SJP
Year
2020

Safety and Security for Fieldwork Resear

Title
Safety and Security for Fieldwork Resear
Year
2020

Disaster Prevention and Management

Role
Associate Editor
Start date approval
Jan/2011

Third World Thematics: a TWQ journal

Role
Associate Editor
Start date approval
Mar/2019

Politics and Governance

Role
Associate Editor
Start date approval
Nov/2018

Full Professor

University
Erasmus University Rotterdam
School
International Institute of Social Studies (ISS)
Department
Academic staff unit
Telephone
0651915934

Vital Cities and Citizens

Additional Information
Affiliated to the VCC program to support and contribute to research, education and social impact of the programme (www.eur.nl/en/research/erasmus- initiatives/vital- cities-and-citizens).
Role
Ambassador

Address

Visiting address

Kortenaerkade 12 2518 AX 's - Gravenhage

Postal address

Postbus 29776 2502 LT 's-Gravenhage