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Ana Werkstetter Caravaca

Adviser & Research Analyst

Gender, Diversity & Inclusion I Environment I Peace I Interculturality

Ana Werkstetter Caravaca is a Costa Rican-German research fellow at SCRIPTS — Cluster of Excellence at the Freie University in Berlin. As part of the research project "Negotiating the Futures of Education", Ana critically examines UNESCO's Futures of Education and the OECD's Future of Education and Skills 2030 initiatives and the strategic inclusion of stakeholder groups and Southern voices. Her dissertation research makes an empirical contribution to the literature on global education policy by focusing on the OECD from a Southern lens; specifically, on how the Organisation has shaped and been shaped by its Global South members in the education policy field, based on cases from Chile and Mexico through a multi-sited and multi-situated interpretative approach. Ana's professional background is extensive and varied. Alongside her work in gender mainstreaming in conflict resolution, higher education, and environmental conservation, she has experience in evaluation practices in both Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. These experiences complement her grassroots initiatives, particularly in supporting women refugees and migrants. Her tenure as the executive director of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom's German Section and her featured role in Peace Direct's "Time to Decolonise Aid" underscore her dedication to social justice and international solidarity. Her fieldwork at the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border, focusing on migration issues and collaborating with marginalised groups, demonstrates her commitment to ethical and respectful research practices. Academically, Ana is a PhD candidate at Freie Universität Berlin and holds a Master's in Global Studies from Humboldt University in Berlin and a Bachelor's in Cultural Studies from Potsdam University. Ana is proficient in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and French.

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