All Team Members

Melanie van Driel
Melanie van Driel
PhD candidate

Melanie van Driel is a PhD candidate within the GLOBALGOALS project. A political scientist by training, she specialized in International Relations – studying China, Central Eurasia, the MENA region and the post-Soviet countries of Eastern Europe – and policy and governance at the University of Amsterdam, with a focus on the political economy of energy. She worked as a lecturer at…

Maya Bogers
Maya Bogers
PhD candidate

Maya Bogers is a PhD candidate within the GLOBALGOALS project. She obtained her MSc in Innovation Sciences at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, where she specialised in quantitative models and network analysis to measure the effects of innovation and economic policies, at the regional, national and international level. Before returning to the Copernicus Institute, she worked for the Dutch government…

Dr. Carole-Anne Sénit
Dr. Carole-Anne Sénit
Post-doctoral researcher

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).…

Dr. Thomas Hickmann
Dr. Thomas Hickmann
Post-doctoral researcher

Thomas Hickmann joined the GLOBALGOALS Team and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University as a post-doctoral researcher in July 2019. His research is mainly concerned with the question of how societies can adequately deal with common pool resources, i.e. which institutions (broadly understood as organizations, regimes, and norms) need to be in place in order to overcome…

Dr. Marjanneke J. Vijge
Dr. Marjanneke J. Vijge
Assistant Professor

Dr Marjanneke Vijge is an assistant professor with the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development.

Dr Rakhyun E. Kim
Dr Rakhyun E. Kim
Assistant Professor

Dr Rakhyun E. Kim is assistant professor of Global Environmental Governance.

Dr. Agni Kalfagianni
Dr. Agni Kalfagianni
Associate Professor

Dr Agni Kalfagianni is associate professor of Transnational Sustainability Governance.

Prof. Frank Biermann
Prof. Frank Biermann
Principal Investigator

Frank Biermann is the director of the GLOBALGOALS research programme.