Maya Hey

Maya Hey is a postdoctoral researcher with the Centre for the Social Study of Microbes at the University of Helsinki. She studies fermentation, particularly as it reveals our assumptions about what microbes are, how we work with them, and how they get slotted into capitalist, solutionist, or healthist narratives. She is currently working on a book about fermentation as a material practice of making sense of—and living with—microbes.