Susanna Garside

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

I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at European University Institute and a visiting scholar at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara (Fall 2023).

I research the politics of climate change, with a focus on the politics of climate-related natural disasters. I am a founding member of the EUI Environmental and Climate Politics Working Group and am actively engaged with the Climate Pipeline Project 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, Research & Politics, 9(4). (Data and Replication Files)

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.


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