Dr. Maya Cruz

I am currently a Lecturer in the Program for Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Stanford University, teaching courses across the fields of Feminist Science and Technology Studies and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies.


I received my PhD in Cultural Studies with emphases in Science and Technology Studies and Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis, where I was a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Fellow. I hold a Master of Information degree from the Faculty of Information in the iSchool at the University of Toronto, and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy with Distinction from Simon Fraser University (Canada). Alongside my academic career, I have experience doing social justice organizing, research, policy development, and board governance with community-based reproductive justice and community health organizations in Toronto, Canada and across the Bay Area, California.


I am passionate about disability justice, and work with a trained service dog, Rosalie. We’re working on meeting all of life’s challenges and learning to thrive, together!