Dr. Ana Mosneaga

Email: mosneaga@fc.ritsumei.ac.jp




Ana Mosneaga is a migration and displacement specialist, currently working as lecturer at the College of International Relations of Ritsumeikan Univeristy in Kyoto, Japan. She has previously served both as an expert and coordinator for research, policy development and advocacy programmes in international organisations (including WFP, UNU, European Commission and ILO), NGOs, academia and private sector. During the course of her work, Ana has had extensive experience of working with a broad range of stakeholders from governments, international organisations, civil society and academics in order to understand the intended effects of humanitarian and development policies and their actual outcomes. 

Ana’s research has focused on how diverse population movements are sought to be managed in policy and practice, and the implications this carries for the lives of migrants, refugees and IDPs. She has analysed a wide variety of migration phenomena, which were often under-researched at that time: ranging from internal displacement after the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, to the management of international students’ status transition to foreign workers in the EU. Through her professional experience, Ana also obtained first-hand insight into the making of international agreements: hereunder she was actively involved in the discussions on the Global Compact on Refugees, on behalf of Japan Platform – an association of Japan-based humanitarian NGOs. 

Ana is a human geographer and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.


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