Researcher: Marisa Ensor
Master’s of Law in International Human Rights Law. School of Law. University of Essex, UK, 2007.
Ph.D. in Anthropology. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2002.
Program on Involuntary Migration and Resettlement; Gender and International Development Program.
International Summer School of Forced Migration. University of Oxford, UK, 2001. Refugee Studies Centre. Queen Elizabeth House.
Graduate Certificate in Gender and International Development. University of Florida, FL, 2001. Centre for Gender Research
Additional Professional Experience
African and Middle East Refugee Assistance. Cairo, Egypt. Pro-Bono Legal Advisor; Unaccompanied Minors Team. Spring term 2009-2010
· St. Andrew’s Refugee School. Cairo, Egypt. Volunteer Instructor. Children and adult courses. Spring 2009-2010.
· John Hopkins University Visiting Research Fellowship. ‘Child on the Wing Project’. Study of children and their families under conditions of ongoing political violence and/or economic uncertainty. 2006.
· Catholic Immigration and Refugee Services of Orlando, Florida. Community Learning Program. Coordinate service-learning activities with refugee families for students participating in ‘community engagement’ courses at Rollins College, FL. January 2003- May 2004.
· United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), Washington, DC. Program Coordinator. Research current refugee situations and write reports for the World Refugee Survey and other publications. Attend congressional, governmental, and non-governmental meetings; respond to public information inquiries; organize briefings. Washington, DC. 2001 – 2002.
· United Nations Development Program/University of Florida Sustainable Livelihoods Working Group. Project Assistant. Participate in working sessions on the ‘Sustainable Livelihoods’ approach promoted by the UNDP and other international development agencies. 1997-2002.
Workshops and Additional Professional Training
· Child Rights at a Cross-Roads. UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Childwatch International and the African Child Policy and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20th November- 2nd December 2009.
· Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology – Methods of Behavioural Observation and Survey Research Methods. 16-27 July, 2007. National Science Foundation/Duke University.
· International Conference on Children’s Rights. 18-19 May, 2006. University of Ghent, Belgium.
· Cross Cultural Psychology, Forced Migration and Peace Building. 18-19 February, 2006. Refugee Studies Centre. Queen Elizabeth House. University of Oxford, UK.
· Second National Conference on Modern-Day Slavery: Global, National and Local Perspectives for Prevention, Protection and Prosecution. 3-5 March, 2004.
Sponsored, inter alia, by the US Attorney’s Office (Northern District of Texas), Office of Refugee Resettlement, Office for Victims of Crime (Department of Justice), Federal Bureau of Investigation, Dallas Police Department, and the Texas Department of Human Services (Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs).
Human Trafficking. 27-29 August, 2003.
Sponsored by the National Migrant Farm Worker Ministry Forum on Trafficking. Chicago, IL.
· Refugee Protection, Human Trafficking, and Unaccompanied Alien Children. 6-10 July, 2003.Sponsored by the National Migration Conference, US Conference of Catholic Bishops. Washington, DC
‘Post-Disaster Reconstruction and the Right to Adequate Housing in Honduras’ (2010). Report submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. Part of a Consultation on “The Human Right to Adequate Housing in Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Contexts”. Geneva, Switzerland, 2010-2011.
‘Teaching and Learning in Emergencies Chronic Crises and Early Recovery: Report from a Consultative Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia’ (2010). Report submitted to UNICEF-Colombia (Spanish version) and the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (English version).
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010-2011. Project on “The Human Right to Adequate Housing in Post-Disaster Honduras”. Part of a Consultation on “The Human Right to Adequate Housing in Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Contexts”.
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, INEE-UNICEF, Bogota, Colombia, 2010. Consultative Workshop on Teaching and Learning in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Recovery.
Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, INEE-UNESCO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2009. Consultative Workshop on Minimum Standards on Education in Emergencies, Chronic Crises and Early Recovery.
Soros Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey, Summer 2009. Program designed to prepare scholarship finalists from various developing countries for graduate studies or faculty exchange program in the UK and the USA.
Georgetown University/Catholic Legal Immigration Network – Human Rights for Migrant Children Project. Washington, DC. 2007-2009. Advisory Board Member.