Why Arab women still ‘have no voice’


Amal al-Malki

Amal Mohammed Al-Malki is Assistant Teaching Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, where she teaches courses in writing composition, postcolonial literature, theories of translation, and world English. She is also a member of the Qatar National Competiveness Council. Her research interests include the negotiation of identity between the Muslim world and the west, media representations of Arab women, and postcolonial literature. She has published in journals like Language and Society, Sustaining Excellence in Communicating across the Curriculum: Cross-Institutional Experiences and Best Practices and Rhetoric Review. She currently holds a two-year grant from the Qatar National Research Fund to study representations of Arab women in the Arabic press.

Amal Mohammed Al-Malki holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from the University of London where she also earned a master’s in English-Arabic applied linguistics and translation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and education from the University of Qatar. While completing her Ph.D., Al-Malki researched and wrote a thesis on post-colonial novels.