Dr. Maximilian Mayer

Former Senior Researcher

Innovation Research

Dr. Maximilian Mayer is currently senior researcher at the Munich Center for Technology in Society at the Technical University Munich.
Beginning in February 2019, he will be working as assistant professor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Maximilian is a research fellow at Renmin University, Beijing, and worked between May 2015 and June 2018 as Research Professor at the German Studies Center of Tongji University, Shanghai.
He holds a master degree from Ruhr University Bochum and obtained his PhD at Bonn University.
After lecturing at the Institute for East Asian Studies at Ruhr-University Bochum, Maximilian joined Bonn University’s Center for Global Studies (CGS) in October 2009 where he worked as managing assistant, senior fellow and lecturer between 2009 and 2015.

Maximilian’s research interests and expertise include the global politics of science, innovation, and technology; China studies (especially foreign, energy and environmental policy); global energy and climate politics; International Relation theories.
Maximilian presents regularly at international conferences, publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals, and is co-editor of the two-volume work The Global Politics of Science and Technology (Springer 2014), coeditor of Art and Sovereignty in Global Politics (Palgrave, 2016), and edited Rethinking the Silk-Road: Chinas Belt and Road Initiative and Emerg-ing Eurasian Relations (Palgrave, 2018).
Maximilian was a visiting scholar at Harvard Kennedy School, Program on Science, Technology and Society, and section co-chair of STAIR (Science, Technology, Arts and international relations) of the International Studies Association (2015-2017) and STAIR program chair (2014-2015).

Mayer, Maximilian (2018). China’s historical statecraft and the return of history, In: International Affairs, Band 94, Ausgabe 6, S. 1217–1235 [more...]
Mayer, Maximilian (2018). Rethinking the Silk Road, Palgrave Macmillan. In: Mayer, Maximilian, Rethinking the Silk Road [more...]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde (DGA)
  • Arbeitskreis für sozialwissenschaftliche Chinaforschung (ASC) in der DGA
  • International Studies Association (ISA), European International Studies Association