Postdoc Fellow, SCRIPTS Cluster
I am a historian of human rights, migration, and international relations in the twentieth century, with a focus on the Cold War, decolonization, and the role of nongovernmental organizations.
2014 – 2019 PhD in International History, London School of Economics (LSE)
2010 – 2013 Research MA in History, University of Amsterdam
2007 – 2010 BA in Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
2006 – 2010 BA in History, University of Amsterdam
2020 – present Postdoctoral Fellow at Cluster of Excellence on ‘Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS)’, Freie Universität, Berlin
2019 – 2020 Fung Global Fellow, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University
2016 – 2019 Managing Editor at Cold War History, LSE IDEAS
Refereed journal articles
2018: ‘From Religious Freedom to Social Justice: The Human Rights Engagement of the Ecumenical Movement from the 1940s to the 1970s’, Journal of Global History, 13, 2 (2018) 252-273.
2017: ‘Outraged, Yet Moderate and Impartial: The Rise of Amnesty International in the Netherlands, 1961-1980’, Low Countries Historical Review, 132, 4 (2017) 53-74.
Book chapters and edited volumes
2018: ‘1948 – De Wereldraad van Kerken en dekolonisatie’ [1948 – The World Council of Churches and Decolonization], in Lex Heerma van Voss, et al., eds., Wereldgeschiedenis van Nederland [World History of the Netherlands] (Amsterdam: Ambo Anthos, 2018) 570-576.
2015: ‘Uncomfortable Bedfellows: Why Human Rights and Democracy Promotion Are Better Off Separate’, in: Anthony Chase, ed., Transatlantic Perspectives on Diplomacy and Diversity: Select Essays from the 2014 Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship (New York: Humanity in Action Press, 2015) 97-115.
2012: Rimko van der Maar and Bastiaan Bouwman, trans., ‘The Netherlands, the Missile Crisis, and Cuban-Dutch Relations, 1962-1964: Documents from the Dutch Archives’, in: James G. Hershberg and Christian F. Ostermann, ed., The Global Cuban Missile Crisis at 50: New Evidence from Beyond the Iron, Bamboo, and Sugarcane Curtains, and Beyond (Washington, DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2012) 674-707.
Monographs in preparation
From Liberalism to Liberation: The World Council of Churches and Human Rights
2017: ‘Nairobi, 1975: The World Council of Churches and Human Rights’, in Fabian Klose et al., eds., Online Atlas on the History of Humanitarianism and Human Rights, http://wiki.ieg-mainz.de/ghra/articles/bouwman-nairobi.
2013: ‘Present at the Undoing: The Netherlands and the Multilateral Force’, Nuclear Proliferation International History Project, http://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/present-at-the-undoing.
Grants, awards, and fellowships
2020 (2 months): Postdoctoral Fellowship at German Historical Institute, Washington, DC (deferred to 2021 due to Covid-19)
2018 (6 months): Doctoral Fellowship at the Leibniz Institute of European History, Mainz
2017: PhD Small Grant, LSE Marshall Institute
2016: 'Global Humanitarianism Research Academy', University of Exeter, Leibniz Institute of European History, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Exeter and Geneva
2014: 'The Diplomacy and Diversity Fellowship', Humanity in Action, Washington, DC and Paris
2012-2013 (3 months) Junior Scholar at the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC