Mai is an ancient historian and a public engagement professional. She has been a key voice in the UK for engagement with the humanities for over a decade. Her research explores race and ethnicity in the ancient world; she investigates how the ‘other’ is represented in ancient Greek and Roman literary sources. Mai is passionate about exploring the interconnectivity between the ancient Mediterranean world and North-East Africa. Mai has managed a diverse range of access and outreach programmes, organised and consulted on history and heritage projects that foster co-curation, co-production, and building equitable relationships between communities and researchers.