Academic Background

Moe is a PhD candidate conducting research on ideas about 'humanity', forced migration, and virtual reality technology. The project reexamines the claims made in the working paper based on the MSc thesis, which drew on case studies of corporal protests by refugees and suggested that the body may carry the potential to foster empathy by appealing to the concept of ‘humanity’. Instead, this project will be a critical analysis of universality and the centring of sameness in relation to refugees.


Moe holds a BA in Development Studies and Politics from SOAS, and an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies form the University of Oxford (Oxford-Kobe scholar). At UEA, Moe is funded by the University of East Anglia Doctoral Studentship, Faculty of Arts and Humanities. 

Moe has worked as a researcher and translator in Japan and the UK, and is a member of Tokyo-based grassroots feminist group, Chabujo, which was part of a successful campaign to reform of the sex crime laws in Japan in 2017. They are currently working to raise awareness about sexual consent in Japan.

View graph of relations

ID: 163782539