About Anna Levy
Anna Levy researches and teaches on emergency, crisis, and development practice & politics at Fordham & New York Universities.
Since founding Jafsadi.works in 2015, an independent consulting collective focused on mapping and advancing structural accountability from community, policy, and movement perspectives, she has worked in areas related to crisis and development politics, the political economy of aid, transparency and accountability, civic and political space, governance ethics, displacement and borders, food and land justice, dissent and whistleblowing, structural inequality, and historical memory with more than 30 partners and collaborators including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), RFK Human Rights, Movimiento Agroecológico de América Latina y el Caribe (MAELA), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Center for Civic Design, the Oral History Summer School, the Government Accountability Project, Beautiful Rising & Transparency International, among others.
She holds a Master's degree focused on political and economic transitions, with emphasis on community and oral history, from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and is an avid capoeirista. Anna's ongoing work is most influenced by the three regions where she has spent significant time: the Levant, Middle East, Mesoamerica, and the Northeast United States.
Anna Levy researches and teaches on emergency, crisis, and development practice & politics at Fordham & New York Universities. She is the founder and principal of Jafsadi.works, a research collective focused on advancing structural and participatory accountability in non-profit, movement, multilateral, city, and policy strategies. You can follow her @politicoyuntura.