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Maya Mitre

Maya Mitre

email: mayamitre (at)

Maya Mitre is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the department of Digitalization, at Copenhagen Business School. Her current research focuses on policy, regulatory, social and ethical dilemmas concerning digital technologies. She has published works on the role of science and expertise in democratic decision-making, with a focus on value-laden issues, such as human embryonic stem-cell research and abortion.  

Maya Mitre holds a PhD from the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. and an M.A. degree in political science (concentration in political theory) from Boston College (2003-2005) and a B.A. in communication/journalism from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (1999-2002). She taught an undergraduate course on Brazilian social and political thought (2005-2008) and an extension course for public servants on new paradigms of public administration (2006), both at the School of Government of the State of Minas Gerais in Brazil. She has published articles on Nietzsche’s critique of democracy and on the internet as a space for political participation and mobilization.

As an undergraduate, Maya worked for Ciência Hoje, a monthly scientific magazine supported by the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science and won an award for young journalists who contributed to the dissemination of science.

Maya’s doctoral research was funded by Capes, an agency of the Brazilian Ministry of Education.

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