Ph.D. Candidate in Modern European and International History, Yale University
Junior Visiting Fellow (April – June 2014)
Before Doctors Without Borders: The Rights of Refugees and the Social Frontiers of Postwar Europe
This project explores healthcare provision for refugees following the Second World War, focusing on the part refugee doctors took in organizing relief. Through their work, they evolved new standards of individual and collective rights to health and healthcare, and re-envisioned the institutions to protect these rights beyond traditional state-based welfare. Contributing to the rehabilitation of both national and international programs, their concept of rights became underpinnings of emerging European institutions.