Ayşem Mert is Associate Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. Her research focuses on discourses of democracy and environment at transnational and global levels, public-private cooperation and partnerships, and the Anthropocene. She is the author of Environmental Governance through Partnerships: A discourse theoretical study and co-editor of Public–Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Emergence, Influence and Legitimacy as well as articles in Environmental Values, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, and Global Policy among others. She is the co-editor of ESG Working Papers.
Her current research projects focus on grassroots responses to climatic disasters (linked to loss and damage, climate action plans, urban climate politics), democracy in the Anthropocene, and function-output fit as an assessment method for transnational initiatives.