Thaer AlSheikh Theeb

Analyst

Thaer is an analyst at Open Development & Education and the EdTech Hub. He is currently also a PhD candidate at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University. Thaer completed an MPhil in 2019 and an MA in 2017 at the same department, and he also holds a BS in Applied Physics from Columbia University.

Thaer is also completing his PhD at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University (estimated date of completion: May, 2023). Thaer’s PhD dissertation asks how class and capital may be retheorized as performative effects in the context of the colonization of southeastern Syria in the late Ottoman era and the subsequent British colonization, and establishment, of (Trans)Jordan. Related areas of interest include premodern moral cosmologies, the relationship between technologies of colonization and technologies of capitalization, economic theology, and the multiple modalities of ideology’s material existence.

At OpenDevEd, Thaer has worked on a range of topic areas, including distance learning strategies, engagement strategies, girls’ education, community mobilisation, feasibility assessments, and resource mapping.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

AlSheikh Theeb, T. (2022). Engaging Girls with E-Learning: A curated list of good practices (Helpdesk Response No. 34). EdTech Hub. https://doi.org/10.53832/edtechhub.0069

AlSheikh Theeb, T., McGinty, S., & Obaid, R. (2022). Guidance on Community Mobilisation for Girls’ Education (Helpdesk Response No. 39). EdTech Hub. https://doi.org/10.53832/edtechhub.0086

AlSheikh Theeb, T., McGinty, S., & Obaid, R. (2022). Guidance on Pre-Assessment for Establishing E-Learning Centres (Helpdesk Response No. 38). EdTech Hub. https://doi.org/10.53832/edtechhub.0084

AlSheikh Theeb, T. (2021). Examples, Good Practices and Recommendations for Engaging Girls in Sudan With E-learning [Helpdesk Response]. EdTech Hub. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5574342

Full list of publications here