Mahak Ayaz (Research Assistant)

Mahak is a Research Assistant at BRIEF, specializing in data management, desk research, report writing and communication. With an academic foundation in English Literature from The University of Kashmir, her background includes internships with organizations such as Amnesty International and ActionAid. Mahak’s dedication to research extends beyond her professional roles. As a Literary Researcher for Free Press Kashmir’s Literary Journalism Vertical, she actively contributed to the production of podcasts and journalistic pieces while also taking on editing responsibilities. Her diverse skill set and interdisciplinary approach are evidenced by her areas of interest, which encompass postcolonial studies, spatiality and gender studies. Mahak has also collaborated with research organizations, start-ups and non-profits across various domains.