Dr. Areej Mawasi (she/her/hers)

Neubauer Faculty (tenure-track)

Faculty of Technion's Education in Science and Technology

Fellow, Career Advancement Chair at the Technion (CAC)

Researcher of learning sciences, educational technology & digital media, critical STEM education, and design-based research methodologies 

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

Email: am at areejm dot com

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Dr. Areej Mawasi studies learners engagement and designs learning environments with tools like technologies, games, and hands-on artifacts. In her research, she focuses on the intersection of learning sciences, technologies and digital media, design-based methods, and critical Science and Technology education. Most recently she has been studying co-design processes towards equity in Artificial Intelligence Education and learners interactivity in transdisciplinary learning environments.

Areej was a Postdoc Research Associate in learning sciences,  co-design methodology, 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 methodologies 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 and fellow of the Interdisciplinary Enrichment Fellowship. In ASU, Areej worked at Center for Science and the Imagination, focusing on learning sciences and public engagement with science & technology research. Areej has BA degree in Business Administration and Education from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Outside of academia, Areej is publicly engaged in writing about topics around technology in society and education. She also gives lectures and facilitates workshops on educational equity, future of technology, and design.

Media and Public Engagement

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)


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

(in Arabic) مداخلة حول الاضطهاد الالكتروني

Topic: on digital oppression 

(in Arabic) مقتطفات من مداخلة حول السياسات الرقمية 

Topic: technology policies and user experience