Dr. Areej Mawasi

Research Associate, AI Institute, CU Boulder


Researcher of learning sciences, ed-tech, and design-based research methodologies 

Ph.D. in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies, Arizona State University 2021


Incoming Lecturer (tenure-track) at Technion, Faculty of Education in Science and Technology


Email: armw7353 at colorado dot edu 


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Dr. Areej Mawasi is a researcher, writer, and designer. Areej studies learners engagement and designs learning environments with tools like technologies, games, and hands-on artifacts. In her interdisciplinary research, she focuses on the intersection of learning sciences, technologies and digital media, design-based methods, and critical STEM (ethics, equity, and societial aspects of engagement with STEM). Most recently she has been studying co-design processes towards equity in Artificial Intelligence Education.


Areej is a Research Associate in learning sciences,  co-design metholdogy, AI technology literacies, and equity in NSF National AI Institute for Student-AI Teaming at CU Boulder Institute of Cognitive Science. Most recently, Areej has been working  on participatory and co-design based metholdogies to study and implement justice oriented AI-literacies units with youth and teachers in classrooms and out of school workshops.


Areej completed her PhD in Learning, Literacies, and Technologies at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University in 2021 and her master's degree at ASU MLFTC in Educational Technology. Areej was a Fulbright Scholar at ASU (2015-2017) and fellow of the Interdisiciplinary Enrichment Fellowship (2017-2018). In ASU, Areej worked at Center for Science and the Imagination, focusing on learning sciences, public engagement with science, and human computer interaction research. She earned her bachelor's degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Business Admininstration and Education in 2014. And she is an alumna of the Arab Orthodox College in Haifa. 

Selected Public Presentations

We Are Data on Ars Electronica

Direct link to speakers contribution

Presented in: Cairotronica Festival of Electronic and New Media Arts & IMPAKT, Centre for Media Culture.


نحو تعزيز النهج التشاركي في عمل المؤسسات

(in Arabic) والمتاحف، مؤسسة القطان

Topic: Participatory research and design for science learning in informal environments. Organized by Science Studio at Qattan Foundation. 

 التكنولوجيا الرقمية: صراع مع خصوصية الإنسان

  بتنظيم مركز حملة بالتعاون مع دويتشه فيلله-  (in Arabic)

 (6:40-21:00)

Topic: Digital technologies: tensions with human privacy. Organized by 7amleh - the Arab Center for the Advancement of Social Media in collaboration with Deutsche Welle.