Thea Hilhorst

Titels Prof. dr. ir.
Initials D.J.M.
Main position Hoogleraar EUR-IISS
Disciplines Development studies
  Cultural anthropology
Chair Humanitaire studies
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Member
Since 2021
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Employed by Erasmus Universiteit International Institute of Social Studies
Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
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Thea Hilhorst studies how humanitarian crises follow on from disasters and conflict, how they impact people, organisations, communities and societies, and what response they evoke. Hilhorst has visited hotbeds of conflict all over the world and developed methodologies to work participatively as a researcher in these highly politicised contexts. She excels as a researcher but is also committed to policymaking, practice and activism. She is regularly asked to advise international aid organisations. As a member of the Academy, she will use her expertise to give researchers in countries affected by humanitarian crises access to the international scientific community.