Clara Maier received her PhD in 2017 from Cambridge University with a dissertation supervised by Dr. Martin Ruehl and Professor Richard J. Evans titled "The Politics of German Peculiarity. American, British and German debates on the Sonderweg, 1933-1968." She has since worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research and as Assistant Professor of History at Humboldt University, Berlin.
Dr. Maier's research is focused on political theory and the history of political thought. Her current research is focused on legal and constitutional theory, particularly the history of German and continental European concepts of statehood, law, and democracy in the twentieth and late nineteenth centuries.