All Team Members

Karianne Krohn Taranger

Karianne Krohn Taranger is a master’s student at Utrecht University, enrolled at the MSc degree in Sustainable Development, following the Earth System Governance track. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in Development Studies and Economics. Her MSc thesis investigates the institutionalisation of climate justice norms in the global climate governance architecture. Specifically, she is conducting a dynamic network analysis of climate…

Matteo Spinazzola
Matteo Spinazzola
MSc Student

Matteo Spinazzola is a Utrecht University student enrolled in the MSc Sustainable Development – Earth System Governance, with a BSc in Strategic Science. Within the Global Goals Project, he has co-led a meta-analysis on the Millennium Development Goals and is now working on his MSc thesis on the mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union. Through large-scale…

Nikki Theeuwes
Nikki Theeuwes
MSc Graduate

Nikki Theeuwes has an interdisciplinary background in Social Science and is a graduate of the Utrecht University MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. For her MSc thesis she focused on the political process of policy coherence in food security and climate governance and consequences of these processes for gender equality in the Indian state of Haryana. Read about her…

Tom Peek
Tom Peek
MSc Graduate

Tom Peek is a junior lecturer at Utrecht University, and graduate of the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. His MSc thesis focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, and in particular the way in which the United Nations Specialized Agencies, and Funds and Programmes are implementing the Sustainable Development goals. Through a large-scale data analysis and the use of…

Anne Luijten
Anne Luijten
MSc Graduate

Anne Luijten is a graduate of the Utrecht University MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. For her thesis she researched SDG 10: reduced inequality. The research is threefold. The first part consists of a negotiation analysis: through discourse network analysis she looks at the actors, conflicts, and coalitions that resulted in the inclusion of this goal in the SDGs.…

Leonie Grob
Leonie Grob
MSc Student

Leonie Grob is a Master student at Utrecht University with a background in Economics and Latin American Cultural Studies. She is currently enrolled in the MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. Leonie is particularly interested in SDG implementation processes on the local and regional level. In the GlobalGoals project, Leonie is contributing to an analysis of the state-of-the-art SDG…

Oana Forestier
Oana Forestier
MSc Graduate

Oana Forestier is a graduate of the Utrecht University MSc Sustainable Development, Earth System Governance track. Her thesis focused on identifying trends in the prioritisation of Sustainable Development Goals by national governments, as well as on exploring the relationship between the development assistance provided by United Nations Specialised Agencies, and Funds and Programmes and prioritisation patterns. To this end, she mapped…

Jana Birner
Jana Birner
MSc student

Jana Birner is currently studying the Joint International Master in Sustainable Development at Utrecht University within the Earth System Governance track. Her master thesis investigates the steering potential of the SDGs on the national-level governance architecture. To that end, Jana is conducting a country case study with a focus on the Federal Ministries in Germany. In particular, she researches the…

Abbie Yunita
Abbie Yunita
PhD candidate

Abbie Yunita is a PhD Candidate within the GLOBALGOALS project. She has an interdisciplinary background in International Studies and Geography, and holds a Master in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Prior to joining the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, she was a Researcher at the Sustainable India Finance Facility (SIFF), where she worked closely with local stakeholders…

Francesco S. Montesano
Francesco S. Montesano
PhD candidate

Francesco Saverio Montesano is a PhD candidate within the GLOBALGOALS project. He has a strong International Relations background, and holds an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, he worked as a researcher at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague and at the College of Europe in Bruges, where…