Susanne My Giang has studied Political Science and Southeast Asia Studies (Vietnamese Studies) at the University of Hamburg, Germany.
She was a visiting fellow at the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences in Boston/USA (2010). After finishing her studies, she worked at the Centre d'Études et de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po University in Paris (2011/2012). Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Graduate School of the WiSo Faculty at the University of Hamburg. She is also affiliated to the Institute for European Studies (Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences) and the National University Hanoi in Vietnam where she will conduct part of her research. In the context of her PhD research she was a visiting fellow at the Department of Political Science and the Center for International Climate and Energy Policy (CICEP) at the University of Oslo (2012 - 2013). Her supervisor is Prof. Joachim Betz from the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA).
Her main research fields are transformation processes as well as environmental-, energy and climate policy in Southeast Asia.
Short description of the doctoral thesis:
Susanne My Giang's PhD thesis is dealing with "Development perspectives for renewable energies in Vietnam" (working title). Her work especially examines Vietnam's recent economic boom which has led to rapid urbanization, industrial growth and technological advances, but also caused a strong increase of energy demand and severe environmental problems. The research project aims to analyze different possible reforms and strategies regarding Vietnam's energy policy and how these could be designed to allow the state to detach itself from its dependency on fossil fuels and guarantee sustainable development through the use of renewable energies.