Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr. (1986) is a Dutch scholar focusing on international human rights norms, global governance, and foreign aid in the context of international development.
He is the author of Aid Imperium: United States Foreign Policy and Human Rights in Post-Cold War Southeast Asia (University of Michigan Press, 2021), sole editor of The United States and China in the Era of Global Transformations: Geographies of Rivalry (Bristol University Press, 2023/forthcoming) and principal co-editor of Human Rights at Risk: Global Governance, American Power, and the Future of Dignity (Rutgers University Press, 2022) and American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers (Routledge, 2018). He has published at least 25 peer-reviewed articles in established journals in the social sciences and humanities, 8 peer-reviewed book chapters, and numerous book review articles and op-ed pieces.
He holds a tenured position based at the International Studies and History section of the Institute of History within the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. At Leiden, he serves as the Chair of the Board of Examiners of the MA in International Relations Program.
Previously, he worked as a Käte Hamburger Fellow on global cooperation based in Germany (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), as a Fox International Fellow at the MacMillan Center for Area and International Studies at Yale University, and he briefly held a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of International Relations within the Department of Political Science at Northern Illinois University, USA. He was also a visiting researcher at the Comparative Constitutionalism Group of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. He is the recipient of 2022 Individual Fellowship from the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in Amsterdam.
He is the 2019 Inaugural Winner of the Best Conference Paper Award for the Asia-Pacific of the International Studies Association, for his paper on the international human rights regime and the Trump administration. In 2022, Regilme received Honorable Mention for the Best Scholarly Article Award in Human Rights from American Sociological Association for his paper on the global war on drugs in Colombia and the Philippines.
Regilme has presented his research in conferences and invited talks in Oxford, London, Singapore, Vienna, Manchester, Freiburg im Breisgau, Tokyo, Osaka, Heidelberg, Duisburg, Hannover, Graz, St. Gallen, Berlin, Toronto, Providence/Rhode Island, and New Haven in Connecticut, among others. He is a registered and active member of the International Studies Association, American Political Science Association, European Sociological Association, European International Studies Association, British Association for American Studies, and the American Sociological Association.
He holds a joint PhD in Political Science and North American Studies (2015) from the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science of the Freie Universität Berlin. His PhD mentoring committee included Professors Lora Viola (Chair), Susan D. Hyde, and Thomas Risse. He was educated at the Freie Universität Berlin, Yale, Osnabrück, and Göttingen.