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Karlijn Muiderman is a PhD researcher at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University. Her thesis focuses on the anticipatory governance of uncertain futures in the present. She analyzes how assumptions about the future, embedded in processes of anticipation, steer present-day governance actions in sustainability contexts across the globe. Her work is part of the “Re-imagining anticipatory climate governance in the world’s vulnerable regions” project (RE-IMAGINE) project. RE-IMAGINE is co-led by Dr. Joost Vervoort and Prof. Aarti Gupta and a joint effort between Utrecht University, Wageningen University & Research, the University of Oxford and the CGIAR Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Scenarios Project, and is funded by the BNP Paribas Foundation’s ‘Climate Action Call’.

Karlijn previously worked for the Environmental Policy Group of Wageningen University. Before starting her PhD, she was a knowledge broker for The Broker and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and worked as a policy member for the Socialist Party. Karlijn studied International Development Studies (Radboud University and University of Amsterdam) and Journalism (University of Wales).”

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