Dalia Othman
Project Manager

Dalia Othman is the Project Manager of Jeem.me an Arabic website focusing on Gender, Sex and Sexuality from the Goethe-Institut. Prior to joining Goethe Institut she was the Gender and Tech project coordinator at Tactical Tech Collective and a Research Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. For the past few years, Othman has been researching topics such as online civic engagement in the Arab World, online harassment and building a feminist internet. She dedicates the rest of her time working on issues around civic tech, particularly around themes of digital storytelling, literacy and advocacy. She is co-founder of VecBox the first hackerspace in Palestine and frequently contributes to the Human Rights and Technology newsletter Digital Citizen. Previously, Dalia was a visiting Scholar at MIT's Center for Civic Media and an Associate Professor teaching New Media at both Bard College- Abu Dis and Birzeit University. She was also the Senior Manager of Community Projects at Souktel Inc. - a mobile services company that designs SMS platforms for the aid of local communities across the globe.