Maya Cruz

Maya Cruz


Position Title
Graduated 2022


Research Interests: queer and feminist technoscience; reproductive justice; critical ethnic studies and queer of color critique; practice as research; pedagogy

Fellowships & Awards:

  • Feminist Research Institute Working Group Grant, “Speculative Writing and Transformative Justice,” 2019-2020
  • Mellon Initiative in Racial Capitalism Summer Graduate Fellowship, 2019
  • Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, UC Davis (2017-2019)
  • Feminist Research Institute Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, UC Davis (2018)
  • HATCH Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, UC Davis (2018)
  • Hlda Wilson Fellowship in Culture and Technology, University of Toronto (2015)


  • Master of Information, Culture and Technology & Women’s Health, University of Toronto (2016)
  • Bachelor of Arts (with Distinction), Philosophy, Simon Fraser University (2013)    


Select Presentations:

  • Maya Cruz, “Notes for the Queer Feminist Science Lab and Classroom,” 4S 2019: Innovations, Interruptions, Regenerations, September 7th 2019, Society for the Social Studies of Science, New Orleans, LA
  • Maya Cruz, “Feminist Science and the Possibilities for Resistance and Transformation in the Neoliberal University: The Case of the Feminist Science Shop,” UC Davis Feminist Research Symposium, May 2019, UC Davis Feminist Research Institute, Davis, CA
  • Maya Cruz and Sara Giordano, “Centering reproductive justice praxis in the University classroom through the feminist science shop,” Gender, Bodies, and Technology 2019: Technologics of Resistance, April 2019, Virginia Tech, Roanoke, VA
  • Maya Cruz. “Contested Spaces at the Edge of the Clinic: Engaging Reproductive Justice through the Soft Architecture of the Clinic Sidewalk,” Feminist Theory and Research Symposium, May 2018, University of California, Davis

Groups and Affiliations:

  • Asking Different Questions: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science, UC Davis Feminist Research Institute, 2019 – present