Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

December 22, 2016
by Maha Bali

Unpacking Terms Around Equity, Power and Privilege

Reading Time: 8 minutesThe main thrust of this post has been brewing in my head for months now. Basically, it’s that a lot of times, discourses whose end goals are equity, social justice, fighting against oppression, sometimes use terms that don’t exactly achieve … Continue reading

April 21, 2014
by Maha Bali

The trouble with agency

Reading Time: 6 minutes[i fully intend to write a post about my journey towards reclaiming my domain, but this one is more urgent; this “fully intend to write” thing reminds me of Keith has done before] I recently commented on Clarissa’s blog about … Continue reading

March 28, 2014
by balimaha

The Power of Social Media for the Semi-privileged

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn my country, I am one of the privileged: i speak English, been educated in Western institutions, have a PhD from the UK, and am faculty in the most elite institution in my country; I am upper middle class, of … Continue reading

January 23, 2014
by balimaha

Body of Knowledge, or Embodied Knowledge? On theory, reading, privilege and #rhizo14

Reading Time: 4 minutesI am compelled to write this post quickly before I pick up my daughter from daycare. I need to write this post. First off – I think #rhizo14 has been an amazing experience so far. A wonderful group of people … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
by balimaha
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The role of power, social justice and empathy in our perception of cheating vs learning

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’m here trying to tie some of the ideas of #rhizo14 into a physical event I will be part of in a few hours. I’ll be discussing with a group of other academics my previously published article on critical citizenship … Continue reading


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