My name is Dorothea Hilhorst and I am a professor of Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction at the International Institute of Social Studies at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. I study aid-society relations in humanitarian crises and development contexts. I am interested in the ways in which people seek access to livelihoods and services in the midst of crises, how institutions form and reform in crises and how aid interventions affect conditions and societies experiencing humanitarian crises. My publications focus on the everyday practices of humanitarian aid, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, reconstruction and peace building. I coordinates research programmes in Angola, DRC, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Sudan, Mozambique and Uganda.