Ece Zübeyde Kural is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the Department of Economic History at Stockholm University. She is also a doctoral candidate within the Mistra Geopolitics project.

Previously, she completed her MSc program in Political Science at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. Her research interests lie in the intersection of environmental politics and global governance. She is particularly interested in finding novel ways in measuring and evaluating social legitimacy, effectiveness of the global governance responses. How global governance institutions cope with climate induced environmental change and the related security risks is the current focus of her dissertation project.