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Prof. Dr. Maximilian Mayer

Junior-Professor of International Relations and Global Politics of Technology

mayer.pngRheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

Römerstraße 164

Raum 4.011b


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Tel.: +49 (0)228/73 5640





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Regular office hours (4.011b): Tuesday 9:00-13:00 and Wednesday 13:00-17:00.


Dr. Maximilian Mayer is Junior-Professor of International Relations and Global Politics of Technology at University of Bonn. He was assistant professor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (2019-2020). He is also research fellow at Renmin University Beijing (2018-2020), worked as Research Professor at Tongji University, Shanghai (2015-2018) and was senior researcher at the Munich Center for Technology in Society, Technical University Munich (2018-2019). Maximilian worked at the Bonn University’s Center for Global Studies (CGS) as managing assistant and senior fellow (2009-2015). Maximilian holds a master degree from Ruhr University Bochum and obtained his PhD at Bonn University. His research interests include the global politics of science, innovation, and technology; China’s foreign and energy policy; global energy and climate politics; theories of International Relations. Maximilian presents regularly at international conferences, publishes his research in peer-reviewed journals, and has authored seven books including China’s Energy Thirst: Myth or Reality? (2007 together with Xuewu Gu), Changing orders: transdiciplinary analysis of global and local realities (2008, co-editer), two-volumes on The Global Politics of Science and Technology (2014, lead editor). He is coeditor of Art and Sovereignty in Global Politics (Palgrave, 2016) and edited Rethinking the Silk-Road: Chinas Belt and Road Initiative and Emerging Eurasian Relations (Palgrave, 2018). Maximilian was 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).

Full CV here.

Research Projects and Events | Teaching | Team

Research Projects and Events

Research Projects:




Dr. Katharina C. Cramer

Dr. Ying Huang

Nicolas Huppenbauer, MSc

Anna-Lena Kramer

Yen-Chi Lu, MA

Philip Nock, MA

Frederik Schmitz, MA

Louisa Schmökel

Mingyong (Jacob) Tong, MA

Maria Ullrich, MA


Last updated: 15. December 2020


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