Current PhD students and post-docs that I supervise at the International Institute of Social Studies – Erasmus University of Rotterdam
Rodrigo Mena Fluhmann
is a socio-environmental researcher and consultant, working on resilience and vulnerability to disasters and conflict, as well as on humanitarian aid governance and applied fieldwork research. Experience conducting fieldwork in conflict and disaster zones, like South Sudan, Chile and Afghanistan. Have worked in Africa, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and Asia.
Currently, he is involved in the project “When disasters meet conflict” at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University Rotterdam. His primary focus is on humanitarian aid response to disasters occurring in high-intensity conflict-affected scenarios. More information.
Roanne van Voorst
is a postdoctoral researcher, involved in the research project ”When disaster meets conflict. Disaster response of humanitarian aid and local state and non-state institutions in different conflict scenarios”.
She has a background in anthropology and development; her main research interests focus on natural hazard, poverty and humanitarian aid. In 2014 she obtained her PhD (with distinction) at the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research (AISSR) on responses of slum dwellers in Jakarta, Indonesia to the risks of recurrent floods and evictions. She has also done research on the social effects of climate changes in Greenland. Furthermore, she has worked as a consultant for the Danish Institute of International Studies (DIIS) on a research project on urbanization, governance and international development. More information.
is a PhD candidate involved in the research project on disaster response in complex scenarios.
She has both research and professional experience in (post)conflict countries, working as a Programme Advisor for ZOA in Burundi for three years, coordinating an impact-evaluation research in Liberia and conducting research in the Palestinian Terroritories on water as a source of mobilization and dissent. She has further been involved in short-term work for the Palestinian Hydrology Group in Ramallah and The Carter Center in Atlanta.
She has an interdisciplinary academic background: BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, MA Conflict Studies and Human Rights and MSc Cultures and Development Studies. More information.
is a PhD candidate working on the governance of disaster response, in particular the role played by local actors.
She has an interdisciplinary background in Geography (B.Sc., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) and International Development Studies (M.Sc., Universiteit van Amsterdam). Active in the fields of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and community resilience, Isabelle has previously carried out applied research missions in South East Europe, South Africa and Ethiopia for UNDP, the City of Cape Town, the African Centre for Cities, the University of Groningen and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre. She has moreover worked on climate change for the International Federation of the Red Cross Red Crescent, and for French grassroots organizations. More information.
Saba Al Kuntar
Past PhD Students at Wageningen University as Special Chair Humanitarian Aid and Reconstruction
Overview of completed PhD projects, ordered by date of defence.