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A portrait of Anna L. Ahlers.
Senior Policy Fellow

Anna Ahlers is Associate Professor for ”Modern Chinese Society and Politics“ at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. She was one of the founding members of MERICS where she worked as Deputy Director of the Research Group on Politics.  Ahlers is the author of numerous international publications on China’s changing political system. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bonn. Prior to that she worked as a Greater China Assistant to the CEO in a strategy consultancy bureau in Frankfurt. Ahlers studied Sinology and Political Science in Tübingen and Beijing. She gained her PhD at the University of Tübingen, where her research focused on social and economic policy in rural areas of contemporary China.