Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

September 21, 2014
by Maha Bali

Even in my shoes, you’re still you: on autoethnography

I’ve always had issues with the expression to “put yourself in my shoes”. It’s overly simplistic, it assumes that once you put on the shoes, you’re seeing things with a different lens. But it’s not true. You’re still yourself in … Continue reading

August 27, 2014
by Maha Bali

Envisioning Process: Paradox of Leadership & Participation for #rhizo14 CAE (Collaborative Autoethnography)

I’m torn 😉 Between leading with what knowledge and experience I have, and saying it early and outright, thus imposing some sort of power. Once something is said by someone who is confident enough in themselves, it becomes more difficult … Continue reading

August 24, 2014
by Maha Bali

The literature on CAE (Collaborative Autoethnography)

I’ve been reading a bit lately about collaborative autoethnography (and it’s quite what I expected it to be). Mainly this article (Geist-Martin et al) and this book (Chang et al), though I also have plans to read this open access book … Continue reading

April 14, 2014
by balimaha

Being closed-minded about being open-minded…

One of the interesting paradoxes about being liberal is that liberal thinking can be intolerant. I used to call this being closed-minded about being open-minded. When tolerating different perspectives technically implies being open to perspectives that are not even tolerant … Continue reading


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