Salvador Santino Fulo Regilme Jr. (born 1986) is a tenured International Relations scholar focusing on international human rights norms, global governance, and foreign aid in the context of international development. He is a Permanent University Lecturer of International Relations 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.
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), co-editor of the forthcoming volume Human Rights at Risk: International Institutions, American Power, and the Future of Dignity (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press), co-editor of American Hegemony and the Rise of Emerging Powers (Routledge, 2017) and the author of peer-reviewed articles in International Studies Perspectives, Third World Quarterly, Geoforum, International Political Science Review, and Human Rights Review, among many others. 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.
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 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 serves as a member of the Editorial Board of Central European Journal of International and Security Studies, Eastern Europe’s leading English-language journal in international politics. He is a registered member of the International Studies Association, American Political Science Association, 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.