Researcher and Manager of Museum for Natural History, Berlin.
Dr. Maike Weißpflug is a political theorist and researcher at the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin where she explores the transformations of the science system, especially in the fields of citizen science and open science. She also works on human-nature-relations and the Anthropocene debate, focusing on the changing public role of natural history museums. She studied political science, philosophy and German literature at RWTH Aachen University. In her dissertation (Hannah Arendt. Die Kunst, politisch zu denken, Matthes & Seitz 2019), she re-examined Hannah Arendt’s political philosophy and her liberating attitude towards the world.