Any Freitas is a political scientist and policy analyst specialised in European studies, Brazilian foreign policy and international migration. She holds a PhD in Social and Political Sciences (European University Institute, Florence) and is currently Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London (Brazil Institute) and the Team Leader of the CRIMSON Project, implemented by Royal United Services Institute (RUSI).
Any worked in different international organisations and research institutions such as UNESCO, the Council of the European Union (DG Justice and Home Affairs), the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS). She was visiting researcher at the Instituto Juan March (Madrid) and the Centre March Bloch (Berlin).
Over the years, Any has worked on different issues such as international Human Rights (in particular Human Rights protection and mechanisms in Latin America), international migration (migrant’s integration and political representation, gender and high-qualified migration and Brazilian migration), and South-South cooperation (particular focus on the Brazilian development cooperation system). She also worked on human security and development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (as Senior Programme Manager of the 'Observatoire de l’Afrique') and constitutional revision and democratic transition in North-Africa (in particular Tunisia and Egypt).
As leader of the CRIMSON project, her work has more recently concentrated on maritime security in West and East Africa, development cooperation and M&E.