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Maya Hey

I study fermentation to change the way we think about living with microbes. How can we re-imagine the human-microbe relationship using fermentation practices?

Maya Hey works across disciplines as a researcher, foodmaker, and educator with backgrounds in the culinary arts, food science, and community building. As a Vanier Scholar (SSHRC), Maya is pursuing her doctorate in Communication Studies at Concordia. She studies fermentation and uses feminist theories to better understand discriminating tastes and practices. With more than 10 years of experience facilitating discussions around contemporary food issues, Maya has developed an array of collaborative projects with academic and lay audiences.


Communication Studies


English, Japanese


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MAYA HEY: Fermentation and how we think about our life with microbes


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