Bastiaan Bouwman is an Assistant Professor of the History of International Relations at Utrecht University. His research is focused on the themes of human rights, humanitarianism, and refugees, in the context of the Cold War, decolonization, and globalization. Based on sources originating not only with states but also with nongovernmental organizations and intergovernmental institutions, he analyzes how the relationship between politics and morality has historically developed, up until the present day. Previously, Bastiaan was a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, the Freie Universität Berlin, and the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. He received his PhD in International History from the London School of Economics in 2019. His work has been published in, among other places, the Journal of Global History, Low Countries Historical Review, and Contemporary European History, which in 2021 awarded him ‘Honorable Mention’ for its yearly Contemporary European History Prize.
Updated September 2023
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