Open Distance and eLearning Virtual Conference

Professor Maha Bali


Professor Maha Bali
Associate Professor of Practice
Center for Learning and Teaching
American University in Cairo

Maha Bali is Associate Professor of Practice at the Center for Learning and Teaching at the American University in Cairo. She has a PhD in Education from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is co-founder of (a grassroots movement that challenges academic gatekeeping at conferences) and co-facilitator of Equity Unbound (an equity-focused, open, connected intercultural learning curriculum, which has also branched into academic community activities Continuity with Care and Socially Just Academia). She writes and speaks frequently about social justice, critical pedagogy, and open and online education. She blogs regularly at and tweets @bali_maha.

Title of Keynote: Creating Equitable Communities of Care in Online Learning During a Pandemic