Ana Mosneaga is a migration and displacement specialist currently working as a Lecturer of international relations at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. She has over 10 years of experience in research, teaching and policy-oriented work from both humanitarian and development sectors. Ana has previously served both as an expert and coordinator for research, policy development and advocacy projects in international organisations (including WFP, UNU, European Commission and ILO), NGOs and the private sector. She is a human geographer and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.

Ana’s scholarly work has hitherto focused on how diverse population movements are managed in policy and in practice, and the implications this carries for the lives of migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons, and for the wider political economy in countries and communities affected by such movements. She has analysed a variety of human mobility phenomena, which were often under-researched at that time: ranging from international student migration in Denmark to internal displacement after the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.

Ana’s current research focuses on how different forms of human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change (including migration, displacement and planned relocation) are addressed in national and international policy frameworks and how affected people and communities experience the effects of such policies. Ana’s list of publications can be accessed here.

Selected publications