#meetareej

Areej Mawasi is a  2nd year Ph.D. student in Learning, Literacies and Technologies  at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. As a Fulbright Scholar, Areej earned her master’s in Educational Technology from ASU in 2017. Currently, she is a research assistant at Center for Science and the Imagination, a fellow of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship, and a fellow of the Spirit of Public Service at ASU.

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Areej has an interdisciplinary research experience, her research focuses on the intersection between learning sciences, educational technology, and literacy.  She is interested in the design, development, and study of learning environments supported by educational technology in-and-out school to enhance learning processes and support teachers and learners. Her reserach interests include:digital literacy, STEM, innovation, youth and participatory culture,  and civic engagement.

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Areej earned her bachelor’s degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Business and Education combining between both social sciences and humanities studies. As a student at HUJI, she was also a scholar at the Transitional Justice Fellowship of Minerva Center for Human Rights. She has been an active member of national and international organizations that focus on technology innovation, digital literacy,  advocacy, and digital rights (e.g., Transparency International, Soliya.net, Global Entrepreneurship Summer School).

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Areej worked with diverse communities in the United States and the Middle East. She also taught both Palestinian and Israeli youth in bilingual classrooms. Prior to enrolling in ASU, she worked in informal education and in the Gifted Education program as an instructor for interdisciplinary studies in technology entrepreneurship, visual communication, and conflict resolution. Additionally, Areej has been involved in several educational projects at the Arab Traditional Village, an eco-educational farm for sustainability and environmental education, her responsibilities included: instructional design (e.g., Olives season, Honeybees, Citizen science, Indigenous herbs), visitors experience design, and strategic planning.

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Areej is an amateur graphic designer, photographer, and a blogger. Her writings and work have been featured in several online magazines and other media (e.g., Al-​Jazeera, Noonpost, MOCATv). She writes about topics related to civic engagement, youth development, education, digital media, digital rights, and technology.

Email: am at areejm dot com