Maya has a Drphil in Cultural Studies from Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany. Her doctoral work took the case of the ‘ethics of autonomous driving’ to study the implications of governance of and by algorithmic/AI technologies for human social relations, spaces, and bodies. In her research role at CFI, Maya’s work is organised around empirical inquiry into how people, places, and social organisations meet the design and development of technology. How do ideologies, institutional processes, business imaginaries, experts and lay publics convene around AI as a social and cultural entity? How does this inform how we navigate ‘ethical and responsible AI’?
She draws on varied theoretical and methodological genres, including feminist scholarship, social and cultural studies of technology, and Science and Technology Studies. Prior to academia, Maya spent over a decade as a researcher and activist working at the intersection of gender justice, security, and digital freedom of expression. An up-to-date list of publications, talks, and cultural practice can be found here.Back to people