Carina is particularly interested in social transformation, transition processes and alternative approaches to urgent social challenges.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in socio-economics and an MSc in sustainability science and policy from Maastricht University. From 2016-2017, she worked at Maastricht University, contributing to the TRANSIT research project, a four-year initiative co-funded by the European Commission that developed a theory of transformative social innovation.

Her doctoral research uses both quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate what is driving the current renaissance in community ownership of physical assets – such as land, buildings and other large structures – in a national context of increased privatisation or “enclosure” of public and commonly held resources. You can contact her on