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Siti Nurnadilla Mohamad Jamil

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Linguistics) - Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University
  • MA in Discourse Studies (Linguistics) - Masters Degree, Lancaster University
  • Bachelor of Human Sciences (English Language and Literature) (Honours) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Siti Nurnadilla Mohamad Jamil (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

I am a linguist/critical discourse analyst. I am generally interested in how language both reflects and constructs the social world, particularly in the areas of race and racism, campaign rhetoric, everydayness, and discourses on refugees as well as children’s discourse.   

Area of Specialisation

  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Linguistics and Literature ~ Discourse Studies (Including Critical Linguistics, Text Linguistics, Mediated Discourse Analysis, CDA, Genre Studies, Genre Analysis, Conversation Analysis, Social Interactions Analysis (Macro and Micro), Semiotics) - Critical Discourse Studies

Professional Membership

  • 2022 - 2025: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Regular member ), Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines (CADAAD) Executive Committee
  • 2023 - 2024: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), American Association For Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

Research Projects

2022 - 2023 Break the Barriers (BtB): SPM Prep Programme for Stateless and Undocumented Children
2020 - 2020 Socio-Economic Report Covid-19: Social Cohesion and Community Resilience (Migrant/refugee and threat to socio-economic livelihood issue)
2022 - Present Language Literacy via Mobile Technology
2019 - Present Study of Vehicle Rearward Visibility for Motorcycle Safety in Malaysia and Indonesia

Award & Recognition

12 Oct, 2022 MPC Productivity Champion - Malaysia Productivty Corporation National
27 Jul, 2022 Most Promising Flagship Project Award (FG04 BREAK THE BARRIERS) - IIUM Takrim 2022 University
11 Jun, 2022 Community Engagement Award (GOLD) - AHAS KIRKHS Takreem 2022 KCDIO
01 Jan, 2021 Project Leader, BREAK THE BARRIERS (BtB) IIUM Flagship 2.0 - International Islamic University Malaysia University



2023 Reconstructing #NotMyPM from the #backdoorgovernment: a social actor analysis of Muhyiddin Yassin. Media Asia, () pp.
2023 The sciences and the arts: are we seriously still debating this in 2023?. The Star, () pp. 1-4
2023 Western media complicit in silencing Palestinian struggle. New Straits Times, 13 April 2023 () pp. 17-17
2022 Don’t get easily persuaded by political rhetoric, be more active and informed voters in GE15. Sinar Daily, 16 November 2022 () pp.
2022 Reclaiming our university for all, including stateless children: one step closer. IIUM Today, 13 Aug 2022 () pp.
2022 Vote based on facts, not fears. New Straits Times, 8 November 2022 () pp.
2021 Panggil saya Abah: Metafora dan politik paternalisme infantil. Svara, July- September 2021 (7) pp. 46-49
2020 ‘Malaysia belongs to the Malays’ (Malaysia ni Melayu Punya!): Categorising ‘us’ and ‘them’ in Malaysia’s mainstream Malay-language newspapers. Critical Discourse Studies Journal, () pp.
2020 Amal kebersihan verbal lawan rasisme. Berita Harian, 24 June 2020 () pp.
2020 Don’t patronise our students. The Star, 11th April 2020 () pp.
2020 Every child has a right to education – including 'invisible' stateless children. The Star, 22nd September 2020 () pp.
2020 Let's fight racism in Malaysia with verbal hygiene. The Star, 22 June 2020 () pp.
2019 Support reform, dissent. New Straits Times, 19th December 2019 () pp.
2019 We are not just academics. The Star, () pp.
2016 Violence and understanding in Gaza: the British broadsheets’ coverage of the war. Journal of Language and Politics, 15 (5) pp. 650-652
2014 ‘Character assassination’ si tertuduh meliwat: siapa yang untung?. The Malaysian Insider (TMI), 24 October 2014 () pp.
2014 An open letter to all Malaysian undergrads. The Malaysian Insider (TMI), 12 May 2014 () pp.
2014 An open letter to all SPM school-leavers. The Malaysian Insider (TMI), 8 April 2014 () pp.
2014 Demonising demonstration: (de) legitimization strategies through emotions in the speeches of Hosni Mubarak and Ben Ali. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research 20 (Language for Communication and Learning), (20) pp. 1-10
2014 Selangor MB crisis 101. The Malaysian Insider (TMI), 13 August 2014 () pp.
2014 Shame is already a revolution. The Malaysian Insider (TMI), 24 April 2014 () pp.
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 Beyond Defensiveness: the linguistic strategies of hate speech in Malaysian Online comments. In: Hate Speech at the Crossroads of Aggression, Anxiety and Resonance: From Linguistics to Politics and Beyond,
2022 ‘We are not Xenophobic, but we love our Malaysia’: dissecting anti-Rohingya online discourses in the time of pandemic. In: Malaysian Discourse Research Group (Research Talk Series),
2022 Locked up in Malaysia’s lockdown: self and other positioning in Malaysian responses to Al-Jazeera’s (2020) documentary. In: TOX7008 Critical Discourse Analysis Webinar,
2022 Negotiating racism in apologia during the pandemic: critical discourse analysis of comments on al Jazeera’s ‘locked up in Malaysia’s lockdown’ (2020) documentary. In: 9th conference of the Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD),
2021 “SEND THEM HOME!”: Critical discourse analysis of petitions against Rohingya refugees in Malaysia during the Covid-19 Pandemic. In: 8th New Zealand Discourse Conference 2021,
2021 Re-shaping the narrative: media representation of migrants and refugees in digital spaces. In: Media Literacy Workshop for Youth (IOM United Nations (UN) Migration),
2021 Verbal hygiene: Mind your language!. In: Seminar on Cleanliness: The Epitome of our Faith,
2020 Asian critical discourse studies? some reflections on Malaysian election campaign discourse research. In: Knowledge Decolonisation: Revisiting Asian Discourse Studies,
2020 Learn to do discourse analysis badly. In: FYP Online Workshop Series 2020,
2020 Malaysia belongs to the Malays': A critical discourse analysis of netizens’ comments on Zainal Kling’s opening speech at the Malay Dignity Congress (2019). In: International Conference on Language and Literature 2020 (ICLL 2020),
2020 Nurturing harmonious online inter group relation during and post Covid-19 pandemic. In: Nurturing Harmonious Online Inter Group Relation During and Post Covid-19 Pandemic,
2019 Rearward visibility assessment and a proposed performance scoring for ASEAN NCAP. In: 4th International Conference & Sustainable Mobility (ICSM),
2019 Rearward visibility technology in ASEAN market. In: 4th International Conference & Sustainable Mobility (ICSM),
2019 Textual analysis: discourse analysis and critical discourse analysis. In: Research Issues and Methodology Seminar,
Book Section

2024 'Reject Rohingya and send them back!’: digital discourses of nationalism and xenophobia in the time of pandemic. In: Routledge, ISBN: 9781032292724, pp. 118-142
2023 'Remember our race, our religion and our progeny’: an argumentation analysis of Malay-Language newspapers during General Election campaigns. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-981-19-5333-0 (hardcover),, pp. 139-161
2022 Verbal hygiene: mind your language!. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: , pp.

2023 The onset of a pandemic: impact assessments and policy responses in Malaysia during the early months of COVID-19. In: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
2021 The onset of a pandemic: impact assessments and policy responses in Malaysia during COVID-19. In: United Nations Development Programme,