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Currently I’m at work on a dissertation called Moral Politics: Global Humanitarianism, the Third World, and West Germany, which takes a broad look at how discourses and practices of humanitarianism transformed after the Second World War and the end of colonial rule. Drawing on multinational research in archives, as well as documentary films, medical research, and oral interviews, I examine the intertwined histories of humanitarian intervention in postcolonial Africa and refugees seeking asylum in Europe.