Anna Lisa Ahlers

Anna Lisa Ahlers

Member since 2017
born 1982
subject: China Studies / Political Sciences

Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG)
Boltzmannstr. 22
14195 Berlin

Tel.: (+49) 30 22667-343


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Research Areas

  • China’s political system

  • Policy analysis: local governance, urbanization, public participation, environmental protection, science & research

  • Traditional and modern forms of inclusion and exclusion in Chinese societies

  • Comparative research on political regimes


Curriculum Vitae

  • 2020-2021

    Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (IAS)

  • since 2020

    Lise Meitner Research Group Leader "China in the Golbal System of Science" at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) Berlin

  • 2018-2019

    Wigeland guest professor at the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago (full academic year)

  • 2014-2019

    Associate professor in Modern Chinese Society and Politics, University of Oslo; selected for the Faculty of Humanities’ career development and research leadership program (2016)

  • 2013-2014

    Co-director of the research group “domestic politics” at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (Merics), Berlin

  • 2013

    Postdoctoral research fellow, Department for the Comparative Research on Democracies (Rudolf Stichweh) at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft, University of Bonn

  • 2013

    Ph.D. (Dr. Phil.) in China studies; dissertation award of the University of Tübingen

  • 2011-2012

    Doctoral Fellowship (grant), Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, Taiwan

  • 2008-2013

    Research fellow and junior lecturer at the Chair of Greater China Studies (Gunter Schubert), Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (AOI), University of Tübingen

  • 2007-2008

    Greater China assistant of the CEO, RSBK GmbH, Frankfurt/Main

  • 2006-2007

    Hermann Hesse stipend for a year of studies at Renmin University of China, Beijing

  • 2001-2007

    M.A. in China studies/sinology (1. major) and Political science/international relations (2. major), University of Tübingen and Peking University