Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

About Me


I am Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning & Teaching at the American University in Cairo (AUC). I am a full-time faculty developer


I teach digital literacies and intercultural learning to undergrads. I am currently co-facilitating Equity Unbound, an equity-focused, open, connected intercultural curriculum, with Catherine Cronin and Mia Zamora.

I have taught creative educational game design to undergrads (I used to also teach ed tech to teachers but haven’t done so for a few semesters now).

Public/Professional Service:

I’m co-founder & co-director of, co-founder & co-facilitator of Edcontexts (now archived), editor at my favorite journal, Hybrid Pedagogy and blogger at Prof Hacker, formerly at DML Central and I write a lot for Al-Fanar Media. I was also previously an International Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab.

In a nutshell: I’m a learnaholic, writeaholic & passionate open and connected educator. I tweet. A lot.@bali_maha I blog right here


I have a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield in the UK (dissertation on development of critical thinking at AUC), and believe very strongly in critical/interpretive approaches to social research, especially participatory approaches such as collaborative autoethnography.

My research interests are quite diverse and include (links go to publications):

All of my publications are here

Recent awards and honors:

Other things…

In case you’re wondering, here’s how you pronounce my name.

My official faculty page is here.

My portfolio is here

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