Professor of Practice
Center for Learning and Teaching
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Brief Biography

Maha Bali is a professor of practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at The American University in Cairo (AUC). She has a PhD in education from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. She co-founded virtually connecting, a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping at conferences. Also, Bali is a co-facilitator of Equity Unbound; an equity-focused, open, connected intercultural learning curriculum, which has also branched into academic community activities. Such activities are Continuity with CareSocially Just Academia, a collaboration with OneHE: Community-building Resources and MYFest, an innovative three-month professional learning journey. 

Research Interest
  • Critical Thinking, Critical Pedagogy
  • Higher Education
  • Faculty Development
  • Educational technology, eLearning, Digital Pedagogy
  • MOOCs, Open Education
  • Intercultural Learning
  • Community-based Learning
  • Citizenship Education

Teaching Interests

  • Teacher Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Educational Game Design
  • Digital Literacies and Citizenship
  • Intercultural Learning
  • English as a Second Language