Maayan Sudai
Maayan Sudai
Student Fellow Alumna
2015-2016

Student Fellow Alumna

During her fellowship, Maayan Sudai was an SJD candidate at Harvard Law School. She holds both a BA and an LLB from the University of Haifa, as well as an LL.M from Harvard Law School. Maayan’s research agenda examines the interaction between law, science and society, mainly through a critical lens and combining multiple disciplines, such as the history of medicine, law and social change and health law and bioethics. More specifically, Maayan’s dissertation explores the legal struggles of patient advocacy movements against medical institutions in the US. While her interest in this field grows out of years of experience as a leading advocate for the intersex rights’ movement in Israel, her current research focuses on the American intersex rights’ movement struggle to change medical guidelines through the Court. In the future, Maayan plans to further explore the struggles of other relevant social movements representing other conditions, like anorexia, mental and intellectual disabilities, and more. 

Her student fellowship paper was entitled "From Advocacy to Policy – The Case of the Intersex Rights Movement."