Research Group Leader
Anna L. Ahlers leads the new Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is a member of the Junge Akademie (BBAW and Leopoldina) and a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2020/21). Trained in sinology and political science, her previous research has focused on rural governance and the nuances of “authoritarian environmentalism” in China. Her latest co-authored books include “The Great Smog of China: A Short Event History of Air Pollution” (2020) and “Democratic and Authoritarian Political Systems in 21st Century World Society” (2020).