AnnJanette (Anjie) Rosga brings to Informing Change experience in training and capacity building as well as equity, formative, developmental, advocacy and network/coalition evaluation. She comes to Informing Change from the firm she founded in 2010, Transpositions Consulting. At Transpositions and previously, Anjie has served as a research, facilitation and training consultant to nonprofit, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, assisting them in the areas of gender, human rights and security sector (e.g., criminal justice) reform. Some of Anjie’s clients have included:
- Physicians for Human Rights
- Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition
- NYU Law School Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
- Hastings Law School Center for Gender and Refugee Studies
- United Nations Development Programme
- Save the Children, Norway
- Vera Institute of Justice
Prior to running her own firm, Anjie served as the United Nations Office Director for an international women’s peace organization (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) in New York City. In balancing the need to support members’ activism, the imperative to influence world leaders on issues of women, peace and security and the nitty-gritty logistics of sustaining an under-funded organization, she gained an appreciation for nonprofit directors’ multi-faceted roles. The challenges of documenting advocacy impact for funders led her to the fields of evaluation and strategic learning.
Anjie’s earlier professional life was in academia as an assistant professor of anthropology, sociology and the cultural studies of law, crime and justice. Her doctoral research on the relationship between US police and anti-hate crime groups prompted her to explore US police training in emerging democracies, particularly as such training intersects with the work of human rights activists.* A transformative Fulbright Fellowship in Bosnia-Herzegovina led Anjie into the study of child trafficking and, more abstractly, into an examination of how human rights “indicators” are used to measure progress by states against their international human rights commitments and obligations. Her work on both trafficking and indicators has become internationally recognized by scholars as well as by intergovernmental and nonprofit practitioners.
Anjie holds a Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness (interdisciplinary social sciences) from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a B.A. in Gender and Knowledge Studies from Eugene Lang College, New School for Social Research in New York City.
*For examples of Anjie’s work, see her publications page on Academia.edu.