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Marie is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. She was awarded an Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) to carry out a research on ‘The Global Pact and the Making of the Environment‘. This research aims to enrich our understanding of transnational environmental law-making – the actors it enrols, the fragile forms of authority it fosters and the knowledge it employs and engenders – by undertaking a legal-ethnographic inquiry into the making of the UN-led Global Pact for the Environment (GPE). The research will shed light on the wide range of non-state actors and communities of practice that wield diverging degrees of power and authority and remain invisible in orthodox accounts of international environmental law, which focuses on the inter-state dimension of global agreements. By drawing on the methodological resources of Actor-Network Theory and Science & Technology Studies, the research’s objective is not to normatively evaluate the GPE from a substantive viewpoint, but to map out the network of entities, institutional relations and epistemic associations that is assembled in contemporary practices of Earth system governance.

Before Joining the Copernicus Institute, Marie was a Teaching Associate at the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance (SCELG) in Glasgow, UK (2018-2019); and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Passau, Germany (2018) and the University of Florence, Italy (2018). She completed her PhD in International Law at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy (2014-2019). She holds an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws from the EUI (2015); an M.A. in International Law from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies (2010-2012) and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Geneva (2007-2010). She is a member of the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) and a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL).

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