Astrid Skjold

Astrid Susanne SKJOLD

PhD Researcher in International Relations & Political Science
Spoken languages
English, Norwegian, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Areas of expertise
  • Environmental Security
  • Environmental Governance
  • Politics of Knowledge and Expertise

PhD Thesis


Title: Crisis unfolding: Time and urgency under climate change

PhD Supervisor: Keith Krause

Expected completion date: 2025




Astrid is a PhD Student in the International Relations & Political Science department and a Research Associate at the Global Governance Centre. Her research interests lie at the intersection of global environmental politics, critical security studies, and the politics of science, knowledge, and expertise. She holds a Master in International Relations & Political Science from the Graduate Institute and a Bachelor in International Relations and Economics from the University of Birmingham.


Academic Work experience


Research Experience

Research Assistant for the SNSF funded project ‘Self-Management Solutions for the 21st Century United Nations’ led by Professor Cédric Dupont


Research Interests


  • Environmental crises
  • Climate change and causal attribution
  • The politics of crisis declarations
  • Anticipatory knowledge (production)