Dr. Siri Hummel is the Deupty Director of the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society and is a political scientist and communications expert. Her research focuses are democracy and civil society, as well as equality in civil society and foundation research. She is also a lecturer for the programme ‘Nonprofit Management and Public Governance’ at the Berlin School of Economics and Law. Before joining Maecenata, Hummel was a research associate at the Afried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald from 2011-2017. In 2018, she completed her PHD at the University of Greifswald on the topic of promoting democracy through foundations.