Lola Wilhelm is a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, in Florence. Her previous research and teaching positions have included a Swiss National Science Foundation visiting fellowship at the University of Oxford and a teaching assistant position at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
She obtained her PhD in International History at the Graduate Institute in 2019, with a thesis entitled “The Business of Development. Nestlé’s Involvement in Agriculture, Public Health and Humanitarian Relief, 1880s-1970s”. Her research interests combine the history of international organisations, transnational business, development aid, imperialism, and medicine, science and technology in the nineteenth and twentieth century.
- “Local Histories of International Food Aid: The World Food Programme in the Middle East in the 1960s” (Book chapter) in Dmitriev, Hauser, Orfali (eds), Insatiable Appetite: Food as a Cultural Signifier, Brill, 2019
- “International Organisations and the Evolution of Humanitarianism: Cross-perspectives on the Commonwealth and the European Union”, (Peer-reviewed article), Vol. 104, No. 4, The Round Table, 2015. Peer-reviewed.