61 authors, 39 chapters & 3 very happy editors! Our Handbook On Humanitarianism & Inequality is finally published!

There is a folder with close to 1,000 Emails in my Outlook that documents the process of publishing our Handbook on Humanitarianism and Inequality from Silke's first idea in May 2021 to its publication in February 2024!

And then there is the space in Teams with more than a dozen folders and hundreds of documents that we used to remotely edit this great volume (criticize Teams all you want, but it has proven to be a very, very useful tool to manage, well, a team across continents, time zones, tasks & a bloody pandemic...).

And after all this remote, digital work it was fantastic to open a box with physical copies of the book!


The 39 chapter handbook examines how legacies of colonialism, gender, class, and other markers of inequality intersect with contemporary humanitarianism at multiple levels.
Authors include academics, pracademics and practitioners and examine a range of contemporary issues including the role of the media and technology, the COVID-19 pandemic, linguistic inequality, trafficking, and refugee protection and assistance. Our virtual book launch later this April provides a chance to meet some of the 61 co/authors based in/coming from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Togo, UK, US and Zambia who throughout the book stress the need for academics and practitioners to reflect on the inequalities that both underpin and are perpetuated by humanitarian contexts.

Working with this truly global group of colleagues has been an incredible learning journey for me and you will definitely see the fruits of our joint labor featured here on the blog.

Over the coming weeks and months I will add individual posts for each chapter, highlighting the abstract, main conclusions and further information about the author(s) and their work and I created a new page for all things handbook as well!

You can also join us on Zoom on 26 April for a virtual book launch-just register below!

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