Cleovi Mosuela is a doctoral researcher at Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany where she is investigating the bilateral labour agreement of hiring health care professionals from the Philippines to Germany. The research analyses how disparate actors, discourses, and ethical propositions are assembled through the optic of circular migration as a policy tool within the rights-based framework for 'better' cross-border labour migration governance.
She completed her bachelor’s degree in Political Science at De La Salle University, Philippines and her Master’s degree in Sociology and Social Anthropology with a specialisation in Global and Urban Studies at Central European University, Hungary. She has co-authored a book chapter on the role of cross-border migration after extreme climate events; and several publications on social policy and poverty reduction in the EU, such as conditional cash transfers and the situation of Roma, for European Commission DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and EC Research and Innovation Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities.
Her research interests revolve around transnationality/ism, migration-mobility – especially its relationship with development, security, and environmental change – post-colonialism and governmentality studies, mainly in South East Asia, Global South, and the EU.