28.11.18

Sex crimes, evangelism and the collective guilt of American intervention in Africa

Mathew Lane Durham’s sexual abuse of orphans in Kenya exposes a deeper disfunction with American voluntourism and Christian outreach in Africa.

21.11.18

A short history of helping far-off peoples

Humanitarian appeals that obscure the complex political causes of disasters do undermine the agency and individuality of their victims, and diminish the responsibility of governments to meet the needs of their citizens.

08.05.18

Light skin, the antidote to everything wrong with blackness

The growing trend of skin bleaching tablets

12.04.18

Oxfam Sex Scandal: (In)human(e)itarianism and the hypersexualised “adultification” of black girls

The recent revelations of sexual exploitation by representatives of British humanitarian aid organisations in Haiti and South Sudan.

23.11.15

New directions in historical climate-society research

SIID fellow, Matthew Hanaford, explores how the past can inform current challenges around climate change.