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Maya S. Malik

Community-Based Participatory Researcher (CBPR) and PhD student, McGill University School of Social Work


Maya Malik (formerly Randolph) earned a Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia School of Social Work focusing on International Social Welfare and Rights for Immigrants and Refugees through program design, research, and evaluation. Mx. Malik is focused on implementation research utilizing peacebuilding strategies to work with marginalized youth, as a means to gain access and inclusion into the larger society. Mx. Malik is interested in Participatory Action Research and ways to respect community members, specifically marginalized youth, as knowledge holders.


Sandra Cortesi, Alexa Hasse, Melyssa Eigen, Pedro Maddens Toscano, Maya Malik, and Urs Gasser. (2021, October 28). Youth and extended reality: An initial exploration of augmented, virtual, and mixed realities. Youth and Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. https://dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/37369907

Charles Gyan, Maya Malik, and Aisha Siddique. (2021). Barriers to women’s participation in community development processes in rural Ghana: A regression analysis. Development in Practice. doi: 10.1080/09614524.2021.1937541

Eugene T. Richardson, Momin M. Malik, William A. Darity Jr., A. Kirsten Mullen, Michelle E. Morse, Maya Malik, Aletha Maybank, Mary T. Bassett, Paul E. Farmer, Lee Worden, and James Holland Jones. (2021). Reparations for Black American descendants of persons enslaved in the US and their potential impact on SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Social Science & Medicine 276, 113741. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113741


Participants in an Ethics of Digitalization Research Sprint. (2021). Digital ethics in times of crisis: COVID-19 and access to education and learning spaces. Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. https://cyber.harvard.edu/publication/digital-ethics-times-crisis-covid-19-and-access-education-andlearning-spaces

Sandra Cortesi, Urs Gasser, Alexa Hasse, Pedro Maddens, Maya Malik, and Momin Malik. (2021, March 21). ITU 2020 youth engagement survey: Data and interpretation. Youth and Media project, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.


(2022, May 21). Place-based understandings of power, Black geographies and ethical critiques of colonial uses of space: Rethinking procedural ethics with war-affected youth, with Neil Bilotta and Rosemary R. Carlton. 18th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI2022). Virtual, May 18-22, 2022.

(2021, November 12). Opening remarks, Taking Action in the Institution: Strategies for Anti-Racism, with the Honourable Wanda Thomas Bernard (guest speaker for McGill University’s School of Social Work). McGill Social Work Association of Graduate Students and Indigenous Access McGill.

(2021, September 11). Ethics in Tech Panel. TechTogether Boston.

(2021, August 14). Online privacy rights. eQuality project and Young Canadian’s Parliament (YCP).

(2021, March 15). Panelist, Collective dialogue on global reparations. Reparations Working Group, Campaign Against Racism.

(2021, March 12). Integrating narrative and arts-based inquiry. Intervew with Shari Brotman. SWRK 653: Research Methods 1, Spring 2021. Master's in Social Work, McGill University School of Social Work.

(2021, March 1). Public Health as a Vocation. FUTURE CALLINGS JAM. Simon’s Rock Pro Seminar.

(2021, January 20). Methods and critical issues training: Critical theory and quantification, with Ezekiel Dixon-Román and Momin M. Malik. Histories of Artificial Intelligence: A Genealogy of Power. Mellon Sawyer Seminar, University of Cambridge. https://www.ai.hps.cam.ac.uk/activities/methods-and-critical-issues-training/methods-and-critical-issues-training-critical-theory

(2020, November 19). Session 3: Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University by rosalind hampton. PGSS Equity & Allyship Bookclub, McGill University Post Graduate Students’ Society.


(2019, January 22). Being a Black American girl in India. American India Foundation. https://aif.org/being-a-black-american-girl-in-india/.

(2019, February 6). Love, belonging, and feminism in Jharkhand. American India Foundation. https://aif.org/love-belonging-and-feminism-in-jharkhand/.