I have been teaching computer and programming languages at the Arts Institute of New England in Brookline for 14 years. I am also a Research Affiliate at the Middle East Center at Northeastern University and am managing editor of its new Journal of New Media Studies. I was a Visiting Scholar in the Women's Department at NEU and occasionally teach human rights and Middle East Studies in the Political Science Department. I was also a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard University.
- Appointed several times to the International Fellowships Panel of the American Association of University Women.
- Founded a non-profit organization namely Virtual Activism a pioneering project that deals with the intersection between technology and human rights and development.
- Organized training workshops on technology and human rights in several countries around the world, with special focus on the Middle East.
I am also author of numerous papers on the Middle East and on education and social media. I have several publications in both English and Arabic, the most recent of which are:
- a chapter published by Emerald Publishing entitled "Social Media in Higher Education", in Euducating Educators with Social Media, Charles Wankel (ed.); "
- e-Hijab, Muslim women in the Metaverse" in IJLM published by MIT 2011;
- "Women Blogging their Discontent" in Women and Knowledge in the Mediterranean, Fatima Sadiqi [ed] 2012. Sadiqi
I follow Khalil Gibran's principles on teaching primarily, and also other philosophers:
No man can reveal to you aught but that which already lies half asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind..
"I do not enlighten those who are not eager to learn, nor arouse those who are not anxious to give an explanation themselves. If I have presented one corner of the square and they cannot come back to me with the other three, I should not go over the points again."