Karlijn Muiderman is a researcher on the “Re-imagining anticipatory climate governance in the world’s vulnerable regions” (RE-IMAGINE) project at the Utrecht University Environmental Governance Group and at the Wageningen University and Research Environmental Policy Group. RE-IMAGINE is 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 has been made possible by the BNP Paribas Foundation’s ‘Climate Action Call’.
In addition to this, Karlijn is a PhD candidate at the Utrecht University on anticipatory climate governance and she teaches the introductory course Politics of the Earth. Karlijn holds an MSc in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam, carrying out research on urban resilience to climate change in low coastal elevation zones. She received a VSB scholarship and obtained an MA in Journalism from the University of Wales, carrying out research on moral engagement in ‘objective’ journalism in developing countries.
Before joining UU and WUR, Karlijn worked for six years with various stakeholders in the areas of future sustainability of food systems and human security under climate change at different levels of governance, as a knowledge broker for The Broker and for the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) and as a policy member on international cooperation at the Dutch House of Representatives. She supplemented her working life with written for media platforms on sustainable and inclusive development and several non-profit positions, as a member of the Thinktank Refugees for the Labour Party’s Wiardi Beckman Stichting, and as a member of the Third Chamber for the Dutch Centre for Global Citizenship.