Susanna Garside

PhD Researcher
European University Institute (EUI)
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Supervisor: Miriam Golden

My current research is on the politics of climate-related natural disasters. My broader interests are environmental and climate change politics, European, and African politics. I am a founding member of the EUI Environmental and Climate Politics Working Group. I am also actively engaged with the Climate Pipeline Project and CEGA Working Group on African Political Economy, and the Environmental Politics and Governance Network.

I hold a BA in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges.


Garside, Susanna & Haoyu Zhai. 2022. If not now when? Climate disaster and the Green vote following the 2021 Germany Floods (Online Appendix) (Data and Replication Files), Research & Politics, 9(4).

Garside, Susanna. 2020. Democracy and Digital Authoritarianism: An Assessment of the EU’s External Engagement in the Promotion and Protection of Internet Freedom. EU Diplomacy Papers 1/2020.

Work in Progress

Malawi Fieldwork Project: "Distributive preferences in the context of extreme climate vulnerability: a survey of Malawian MPs"

“Green Shoots from the Ashes? The Impact of Australian Wildfires on Voting Behaviour” with Rens Chazottes & Joe Kendall.

Professional Experience

Research Assistant: Migration Governance and Migration Diplomacy in Uganda with EUI Migration Policy Centre; Uganda Council on Foreign Relations; and Prof. Grace-Edward Galabuzi, Makerere Institute for Social Research (2022-23).

Workshop Assistant: Executive Training on the Transnational Governance of Migration and Mobility in Africa with EUI Migration Policy Centre, EUI School of Transnational Governance, and Uganda Council on Foreign Relations (2022).

Intern and Consultant: German Agency for International Co-operation (GIZ), Civil Society in Uganda Support Programme (2019-20).


Teaching Assitant: MA Course at EUI School of Transnational Governance, "The Architecture of Migration Governance" with Dr. Lorenzo Piccoli (Autumn 2022).