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Having taken an early interest in anthropology thanks to a philosophy teacher, Moira pursued this passion throughout her university studies, eventually obtaining a PhD in Anthropological Sciences from the University of Turin in 2007. Since 2008, she has been assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Insubria. She arrived at MUSEC in 2012 with a scholarship to study the photographic collection of the Ceschin Pilone Foundation. Her encounter with the photographs in the collection began her passion and study for Japan and Japanese art, which continues to this day. Moira is in fact responsible for the Japanese collections and the photographic fund of the Yokohama School. She has carried out fieldwork in Bamenda in Cameroon (2001 and 2005), among migrant communities from sub-Saharan Africa in northern Italy (2007) and in Japan in 2018. In her spare time, she devotes herself to discovering gardening and local products, as a counterpoint to a career studded with the exotic.