Dr Helen Hintjens is Assistant Professor in Development and Social Justice at the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.
For more than 30 years she has studied the comparative asylum policies of EU member states in the context of broader post-colonial relationships and ideas. Her particular interests are in pro-asylum advocacy networks and activists, the politics of selective urban surveillance of undocumented rejected asylum seekers, and networks of 'cities of sanctuary', as well as resistance to deterrence-based measures of destitution, detention and forced deportation.
Her regional focus on the countries of the African Great Lakes region, especially Rwanda and Eastern DRC, and the relations of francophone Africa with EU member states. She works on peace-building, including through music and the arts, in Rwanda and the wider region.
She has conducted research into urban health needs and strategies in The Hague and Rotterdam with colleagues from ISS and EUR, Dr Karin Astrid Siegmann and Professor Richard Staring.
Helen Hintjens (2008) - Book Review Augustin Cyiza: Un homme libre au Rwanda & Exilés, réfugiés, déplacés en Afrique central et orientale & Rwanda 1994: Les politiques du genocide à Butare - Review of Political Economy, 343-347
Helen Hintjens (2008) - Post-genocide Identity Politics in Rwanda - Ethnicities, 8 (1), 37
Helen Hintjens (2001) - When Identity becomes a knife: Reflecting on the Genocide in Rwanda¿ - Ethnicities, 1 (1), 25-55
Helen Hintjens (2000) - Environmental Direct Action in Australia: the case of Jabiluka Mine (for special edition in Community Development: Globalisation from Below) - Community Development Journal, 35 (4), 377-90
Helen Hintjens (2000) - Reunion island: catching up and cleaning up (ratrappage et nettoyage)¿ - Africa Contemporary Record, 24
Helen Hintjens (1999) - Explaining Genocide in Rwanda¿ - Journal of Modern African Studies, 37 (2)
Helen Hintjens (1999) - ¿The Emperor¿s New Clothes: a Moral Tale for Development Experts?¿ - Development in Practice, 9 (4), 382
Helen Hintjens (1998) - ¿Community Development in the Third World: continuity and change¿, Special edition - Community Development Journal, 33 (4)
Helen Hintjens (1998) - ¿Reunion island: being there and being French¿ - Africa Contemporary Record, 23
Helen Hintjens (1997) - ¿What has God to do with Sustainable Development? A Sahelian Dialogue" - Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion, 1 (2)
Helen Hintjens (1997) - "Governance Options in Europe's Caribbean Dependencies: the End of Independence" - The Round Table, (344)
Helen Hintjens (1996) - "Structural Adjustment and Politics at the Grassroots: two West African case studies" in I. Hampsher-Monk & J. Stanyer (eds), Political Studies Association, Exeter. - Contemporary Political Studies, 1
Helen Hintjens (1992) - Ten Common Arguments against Immigration - International Migration, 21 (1)
Helen Hintjens (2008) - [Book review of] Global Unions: Challenging Transnational Capital through Cross-Border Campaigns (Kate Bronfenbrenner (ed.), Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University, Press, 2007) - Development and Change, 39, 500-501 - doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7660.2008.00490_6.x
JO Agbonifo & Helen Hintjens (2007) - Book Review of 2 Books on Citizenship: (N. Kabeer, ed. Inclusive citizenship : meanings and expressions - London : Zed, 2005. - xiv, 274 p / R. Mohanty and R.Tandon eds. Participatory citizenship : identity, exclusion, inclusion- New Delhi [etc.] : Sage, 2006. - 249 p) - Development and Change, 38, 773-775 - doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7660.2007.00433_8.x
Helen Hintjens & EB Ross (2017) - Academics, Advocacy, and Social Engagement: Some Reflections - Primus Books
Helen Hintjens (2016) - Islands and Images of Flight around Europe's Southern Rim: Trouble in Heterotopia - Berghahn
Helen Hintjens (2016) - The creation of the ICTR - Edward Elgar Publishing
J Mugambwa & Helen Hintjens (2015) - No Justice? Mob Violence, Community Policing and Crime Control in Uganda's Urban Markets - Fountain Publishers
Dubravka Zarkov & Helen Hintjens (2015) - Introduction: Conflict, Peace, Security and Development: Theories and Methodologies - Routledge
JM Maguru, F Nyakaisiki, J (Jackson) Odong & Helen Hintjens (2015) - Introduction: From Bird’s Eye View to Worm's Eye View? Social Justice, Human RIghts and JLOS in Uganda and East Africa - Fountain Publishers
Helen Hintjens & CA Garcia Orozco (2015) - Law as an instrument of Justice? Victim reparations at the International Criminal Court - Routledge
Helen Hintjens (2015) - ’As if there were two Rwandas’: polarized research agendas in post-genocide Rwanda - Routledge
Helen Hintjens (2008) - Reconstructing Political Identities in Rwanda - Hurst
Helen Hintjens (2008) - Reconstructing Political Identities in Rwanda - Hurst & Company
Helen Hintjens (2008) - Reconstructing Political Identities in Rwanda?, in Phil Clark & Zach Kaufman (eds) Rebuilding after de: Transitional Justice, Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation in Rwanda. - Oxford University Press/Open University
Helen Hintjens (2008) - "Reconstructing Political Identities in Rwanda" - Hurst & Company
Helen Hintjens (1994) - ¿Constitutional and Political Change in the French Caribbean¿, in R. Burton & F. Reno (eds) French and West Indian: Martinique, Guadeloupe and Guiana Today, - Macmillan
Helen Hintjens (1994) - ¿The Status of Maritime and Insular France: the DOM-TOM and Corsica¿, pp. 110-31 in J. Loughlin & S. Mazey (eds) The End of the French Unitary State? Ten Years of Regionalisation in France. - Frank Cass
Helen Hintjens (1992) - ¿France¿s Love Children? The French Overseas Departments¿, in H.Hintjens and M. Newitt (eds) The Political Economy of Small, Tropical Islands: the Importance of Being Small.
Helen Hintjens (1991) - France in the Caribbean¿, in Paul Sutton (ed.) Europe and the Caribbean. - Macmillan
Richard Staring, Helen Hintjens & Karin Astrid Siegmann (2014) - Working with the researched: a PEER aaproach top studying healthe issues of the undocumented in two Dutch Cities
Helen Hintjens & R Nour (2008) - Pro-Asylum Advocacy in Fortress Europe and Beyond: reflecting on context, tactics and strategy (Paper presented at the 11th Conference of IASFM, hosted by Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Programme of American University of Cairo, 6-10 January 2008)
Helen Hintjens (2008) - Through the Looking Glass: Learning from Simulating Rwanda (Paper presented at E-Learning conference, AACE, Las Vegas, 17-21 November 2008)
Helen Hintjens & A Pouri (2007) - Advocates in Fortress Europe: Working for Refugee Rights (Paper presented at the conference on " International Migration, Multi-local Livelihoods and Human Security: Perspectives from Europe, Asia and Africa" organised by ISS on 30-31 August in The Hague)
Helen Hintjens (2007) - Consensual and Participatory Forms of Democracy (Draft paper to be published as : UNRISD Working paper)
Helen Hintjens (2006) - Resistance Politics and the Movement of Movements (Paper presented at the State and Society Seminars, ISS, The Hague, 21 February 2006).
Helen Hintjens (2007) - The World in a city: lessons from Marseilles (web article published by The Porcupine website; web link at : http://theporcupine.org/?m=200612
Helen Hintjens (2007) - The War for Illegals (web article in web journal; published byin Bad Subjectis Articles Vol. 78 Hope available in http://bad.eserver.org/issues/2007/78/illegals.html)
Helen Hintjens (2006) - Two very Dutch fires (web article published on-line by the Independent Race and Refugee News Network, an on-line bulletin of the Institute of Race Relations, London, 9 February 2006; weblink at: http://www.irr.org.uk/2006/february/ha000012.html)
Helen Hintjens (2005) - Desperately seeking asylum (published in Independent Race & Refugee Newsletter (IRR, London), 14.12; available at : http://www.irr.org.uk/2005/december/ha000014.html)