Kühner, M (Martina)


Martina Kühner is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University. As part of the NWO-funded project “No carrots, no sticks: How do peer reviews among states acquire authority in global governance?” she is working on the authority of peer reviews among states in the field of sustainable development (SD). In particular, she is focusing on peer reviews which cover the social and ecological dimension of SD. For her individual PhD project, she investigates the role of global monitoring mechanisms in fostering sustainable development goals. Besides her strong interest in global governance issues, she is also interested and has done work in several other topics such as development cooperation of the EU and its Member States, Policy Coherence for Development, Aid Effectiveness, the (Post-) Rio+20 debate, the EU Common Agricultural Policy and Global Food Security.

Career History

Before starting her PhD Martina gained working experience as a Junior Professional at the German Development Agency (GIZ) in its representation in Brussels, as a Research scholar of the Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations (ifa), and as a trainee at the European Commission (DG AGRI). She holds a Master’s Degree in European Studies from Maastricht University and a bilingual Bachelor’s Degree in German-Spanish Studies from Universität Regensburg and Universidad Complutense de Madrid.



Research Profile

For information on my research, please visit: http://fasos-research.nl/peer-reviews/


Bachelor European Studies - 2013

Tutor, Practicalities of EU Policy Making (year 3)
Supervisor, Bachelor Paper I (year 2)
Supervisor, Bachelor Paper II (year 3)

Additional roles & tasks

PhD Candidate