Dr. Carole-Anne Sénit is a political scientist by training, with a career spanning both research on and practice in the civil society sector. She obtained her PhD on civil society participation in the negotiations on the SDGs from Utrecht University, under joint supervision from the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development and the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI). After her PhD, she worked within the civil society sector in France to implement the development, education, and awareness-raising project “Make Europe Sustainable for All”.
Carole-Anne has returned to the Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, as a postdoctoral researcher within the GLOBALGOALS project, where she studies the steering effects of the SDGs on the inclusiveness of global sustainability governance. Specifically, she explores the integration of the Global South in various aspects of governance, including global change science, global civil society, and global institutions. Carole-Anne is also a research fellow of the Earth System Governance Project, co-editor of the ESG Early-Career Communications, and managing editor of the Earth System Governance Journal.