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.
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MAYA HEY: Fermentation and how we think about our life with microbes
Emilie St-Hilaire and Maya Hey write an article for the Journal international de bioéthique et d'éthique des sciencesEmilie St-Hilaire and Maya Hey explore the challenges surrounding practice-based research and the need for transdisciplinary approaches to real-world problems Read more
Maya Hey will host a series of sourdough activities at Concordia's all-new 4TH SPACE venue. Read more
Maya Hey will perform at live storytelling event "To Infinity and Beyond: stories of imagination, the future and boundless possibilities"Maya Hey, public scholar and doctoral student in Communications Studies, will be performing a live storytelling event as part of the show, To Infinity and Beyond: stories of imagination, the future, and boundless possibilities. Read more
Maya's blog posts
How working at a natural saké brewery challenges a Pasteurian worldview. Read more
This is my first of three field sites where I will study fermentation and theorize ways of living with microbial life. Read more
While the semester is still at a fresh start, I reflected on some key tactics for time management, stress management, and work-life balance in general. Read more
Why do you wash your hands, and what exactly are you washing off? Read more
My first day as a stagier at a Michelin-star restaurant left me dumbfounded. Read more