All Team Members

Karianne Krohn Taranger

Karianne Krohn Taranger was 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 investigated the institutionalisation of climate justice norms in the global climate governance architecture. Specifically, she was conducting a dynamic network analysis of climate…

Matteo Spinazzola
Matteo Spinazzola
MSc Graduate

Matteo Spinazzola was 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 had co-led a meta-analysis on the Millennium Development Goals and conducted his MSc thesis on the mainstreaming of the Sustainable Development Goals in the European Union. Through large-scale data analysis and…

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
Public Outreach & 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 was the conference manager of the virtual International SDG Research Symposium GlobalGoals2020 that took place in June 2020. She is responsible for the public outreach and the…

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 graduate

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

Stan van Ginkel
Stan van Ginkel
MSc Student

Stan van Ginkel is enrolled in the MSc programme Sustainable Development – Earth System Governance at Utrecht University, with a BSc in Human Geography. Within the GlobalGoals Project, Stan is currently writing his Master thesis with the supervision of Frank Biermann and Melanie van Driel on the framing of SDG 12 (Sustainable Consumption and Production) in the annual Voluntary National Review…

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…