I am an Assistant Professor of History and Religion at Miyazaki International College, a small liberal arts college in Japan. I am writing a book on West German human rights advocacy, humanitarian governance, and foreign policy towards Latin America. It is entitled: From Antifascism to Neoliberalism: Latin America and the Trajectories of Human Rights in West Germany, 1973¬1990s. My general academic interests are forced migration, humanitarianism, development, and global intellectual history. My hobbies are learning Japanese, surfing and stand-up-paddling, and hiking.