Name: Dorothea Hilhorst (Thea)
Languages: Dutch (mother tongue), English and French (fluid), German and Portuguese (passive)
1988 – Msc, Rural development sociology, Wageningen University, cum laude
2000 – PhD ‘Records and Reputations. Everyday Politics of a Philippine Development NGO’, Wageningen University, cum laude
2017 – Visiting professor, London School of Economics, 3 months.
Since 2015 – Special chair Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction, International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam
2006-2017 – Special chair humanitarian aid and reconstruction, Wageningen University, manager of the chair group Disaster Studies, currently the research group humanitarian aid and reconstruction.
1998 – 2006 – Lecturer and senior lecturer Disaster Studies, Wageningen University
1996-2000 – PhD candidate, Wageningen University
1993-1996 – Evaluation and monitoring officer, Cordillera Women Education and Resource Center, Baguio, Philippines
1992-1993 – Action research for agrarian women organisations in the Netherlands, Communication science, Wageningen University
1991-1992 – Policy research on miners’ health and safety commissioned by trade union FNV and International Miners Federation, Department of occupational hygiene, Wageningen University
1989-1991 – Assistant project officer Cebemo
Since 2016 – President of the International Humanitarian Studies Association (IHSA)
2015 – Co-organizer fourth World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Ethiopia, collaboration with Addis Ababa University and Bahir Dar University.
Since 2014 – Co-founder of the Research Centre for Gender and Development at the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural in Bukavu, DRC.
Since 2012 – Chair editorial board of Routledge Humanitarian Studies (book series).
Co-chair: Alex de Waal.
Since 2009 – Board member WOTRO, of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
Since 2011 – Member Advisory Board Journal of Disaster Prevention and Management.
2011-2014 – Board member of NORGLOBAL, the research council of the NORAD, Oslo
2007-2009 – Member Advisory Council Netherland Ministry of Foreign Affairs (AIV), Working Group development.
2014 – Member mid-term research visitation committee of the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague
2013 – Co-organizer World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Istanbul
2012 – Member visitation committee National University of Rwanda, Butare, Rwanda.
2011 – Organizer World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Boston
2009 – Director World Conference of Humanitarian Studies, Groningen.
2007 – Panel organizer AEGIS Africa Conference, Leiden
2004 – Panel organiser on Natural Hazards and Disasters in the Philippines, ICOPHIL International Conference on the Philippines, Leiden
2004 – Organizer international workshop on ‘Challenges of Complexity in Coping with Climate-related Disasters’, Wageningen University
2002 – Organizer international workshop on disaster vulnerability, WUR
2001 – Panel organizer in European conference of Philippine Studies (Europhil) in Alcala, Spain.
2014-2015 – Member organizing committee of the Netherlands Humanitarian Summit, held on 12 February 2015 in The Hague
Since 2014 – Member Council of Ideas of the Netherlands Red Cross
Since 2013 – Board member of the Humanitarian Accountability Project, Geneva
Since 2012 – Member advisory committee of the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies research into the role of the Netherlands Red Cross in the Second World War.
Since 2010 – Partner Humanity House, The Hague
Since 2008 – Co-founder and member of Netherlands Humanitarian Panel, an interagency initiative of Netherlands-based development organisations
2012-2013 – Member of the jury of the Dick Scherpenzeel award for critical journalism
2010-2013 – Volunteer Catharijnehuis – homeless shelter in Utrecht
2008-2011 – SNV, member supervisory board
2007- 2013 – Evert Vermeer Stichting, board member
2001-2008 – UNESCO Nederland, member academic committee