Jennifer Lily Green

Research Topic:

The ‘Invisible Hand’ of Authoritarian Environmental Leadership
University College
DPhil Politics

Jennifer is a DPhil student in Politics at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on environmental politics in non-democracies and elite blame avoidance in times of exogenous shocks. Prior to this, she obtained an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies at St Antony's College, University of Oxford and graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a dual undergraduate degree in Politics and Russian Studies.

During her Bachelor studies, she spent a year living in Moscow, studying at Moscow State University.

During her time at Oxford, Jennifer was the President of (and remains actively involved in) Perspektiva, a student society based at St Antony's College which gives a platform to Eurasian perspectives in Western academia and invites prominent scholars, activists, policymakers and journalists from the region to speak to students and faculty on current developments in their country.

Previously, she worked as an external climate risk consultant for Danske Bank and as a researcher at a Bulgarian think tank focusing on Russian foreign interference in East European countries and EU environmental policies. She is also a Fellow at the University Consortium.



Jennifer's research interests include:

  • Environmental Politics
  • Authoritarian Regimes and Non-Democracies
  • Presidentialism
  • Crisis Management
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)
  • Blame Avoidance Theory



  • Russian (C2)
  • Bulgarian (B1)
  • Climate-related risk disclosure (specifically, TCFD)