Department of Political Science


Dr Kavita Maya

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Qualitative Research Methods
Email: k.maya@ucl.ac.uk

 Dr Kavita Maya holds a PhD in Religions and Philosophies from SOAS University of London, and an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).


 Kavita's interdisciplinary research interests weave together antiracist feminist politics, the sociology of race, gender and spirituality, inequalities and power relations in everyday life, and activist as well as creative modes of scholarship.

She obtained her doctorate from SOAS University of London, where she wrote her thesis on the racialised discourse of the Goddess spirituality movement in Britain from the 1970s to the present, through the lens of antiracist, decolonial and feminist poststructuralist theory.

  • Maya, K. (2019) ‘Arachne’s Voice: Race, Gender and the Goddess’. Feminist Theology 28 (1), 52-65
  • Kavita teaches on the core postgraduate modules Qualitative Methods: Using Texts, Transcripts and Images (PUBL0085) and Interviews, Observations and Mixed Methods (PUBL0010).
  • She is interested in supervising Master’s students working with interpretivist and poststructuralist methodologies, social movements and inequalities, society, culture and representation, the politics of gender, race and postcolonialism, and feminist research methods.