Working With You
If you are looking to:
- Enhance community engagement with your organisation
- Reaching a more diverse audience
- Break down cultural barriers
I can help you to achieve these aims and am able to tailor my
approach to your needs. My work combines academic expertise and rigour with a profound understanding of:
The higher education landscape
The arts and heritage sector
Awards for Public Engagement:
Winner of the University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor's Education Awards 2020. Project: Classics in Communities
Shortlisted for the University of Oxford Vice-Chancellor's Diversity Awards 2020. Project: Ethiopian and Eritrean Treasures: Ge'ez as a transmitter of Cultural Heritage.
Recipient of the Classical Association Outreach Prize 2019.
Shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2012. Project: Classics Outreach, Reaching Wider South-West Wales Partnership, Swansea University.
Early Career Fellow: Inclusion, Participation and Engagement
Dr Mai Musié has recently been awarded a Fellowship at the Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Study. During her SAS-ICS Fellowship, she will be working with the Ethiopian-Eritrean diaspora communities to explore themes of forced migration, exile, and blackness by using classical mythological stories centring black ‘Ethiopian’ voices as a vehicle.
Dr Mai Musié worked as an Engagement Associate evaluating a new research and community project led by the University of Bristol and funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) citizen science scheme. The project was composed of four smaller projects, each of which sought to work with local citizens and communities in Bristol to build a fuller understanding of how the city’s legacy of transatlantic slavery still impacts society today.
Public Engagement Talks & Interviews (selected)
Dec. 2021: Bringing Research and the Community Together. Community Participation Master-planning Process, National Museum of Wales Cardiff.
Jul. 2021: Connecting diaspora communities with ancient manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries. Global Histories Training Symposium, National Trust.
Mar. 2021: Decolonisation and Ethiopian-Eritrean Heritage and Artefacts. Clubhouse Discussion on ‘Brutish Museum: The Benin Bronzes, Colonial Violence and Cultural Restitution’ with Prof. Dan Hicks, Prof. Monica Hanna, and Prof. Ciraj Rassool. Hosted by Bryan Knight and MC Hammer.
Feb. 2020: Oxplore Live: Is Knowledge Dangerous?, University of Oxford, live online discussion.
Jan. 2019 and 2020: Classics and Decolonisation, part of the Knowledge is Power series, BSix Sixth Form College, London.