Maayan is reading for a D.Phil in Anthropology as a Rhodes Scholar. Her research sets out to understand learning, imagination and the ethical subject. Her doctoral research focuses on a group of young filmmakers in Israel, and specifically their training at film school.
While in Oxford, Maayan has also worked at the Rhodes Artificial Intelligence Lab (RAIL), which she co-directed in 2019-2020. During her time at RAIL, the lab has collaborated with nonprofit organizations, governments, companies and other partners on social impact projects involving machine learning. She has also planned and facilitated RAIL’s seminars and events on the social and ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence.
Before coming to Oxford, Maayan received her MA (Summa Cum Laude) from the department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University. Her dissertation won an award in the Israeli Sociological Society’s Best Dissertation Competition and draws on immersive fieldwork with alternative medical practitioners. This research was recently published in Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine. At Tel Aviv University, Maayan also worked as a research and teaching assistant and studied at Tel Aviv University’s Adi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students.