Ana Mosneaga - Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies
Ana is a migration and displacement specialist currently working as Lecturer of international relations at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Previously she served as an expert and coordinator for research, policy development and advocacy programmes in international organisations, NGOs, academia and private sector. She also obtained first-hand insight into the making of international agreements, most recently by being actively involved in discussions on the Global Compact on Refugees.
Ana researches how diverse population movements are to be managed, and the implications that relevant policy and practice carry for the lives of migrants and refugees. 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. Her current research focuses on disaster displacement and how it features in international policy processes.