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Siti Nurnadilla Mohamad Jamil

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University
  • MA in Discourse Studies - 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

Siti Nurnadilla Mohamad Jamil is an Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature (DELL). She is very passionate about language and politics in general. Like Orwell, she is fascinated by how political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable. She works within a field of research known as Critical Discourse Studies (CDS). Her main research interests revolve around social inequalities and language use, and the ways that these interact with and affect each other, which include campaign rhetoric, argumentation, everydayness, race and racism, discourses on refugees and children’s discourse. She graduated with a first-class honour degree from DELL in 2012. She completed her MA in Discourse Studies at Lancaster University (UK) a year after where she was trained to be a Critical Discourse Analyst by one of the pioneers of CDS itself. She left the Department of Linguistics at Lancaster University to be supervised by an interdisciplinary research team at Loughborough University (UK) with John E. Richardson (CDS), Dominic Wring (Political communication) and Michael Skey (Media and communication).   

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

Teaching Responsibilities

CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS 2021/2022 2019/2020 2020/2021
DISCOURSE ANALYSIS 2021/2022 2019/2020 2018/2019 2020/2021
RESEARCH PAPER 1 2019/2020
RESEARCH PAPER 2 2019/2020 2020/2021 2018/2019
SYNTAX 2019/2020 2020/2021
TOPICS IN CRITICAL DISCOURSE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2018/2019 2019/2020

Research Projects

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2020 - Present Socio-Economic Report Covid-19: Social Cohesion and Community Resilience (Migrant/refugee and threat to socio-economic livelihood issue)
2019 - Present Study of Vehicle Rearward Visibility for Motorcycle Safety in Malaysia and Indonesia



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

2020 Asian critical discourse studies? some reflections on Malaysian election campaign discourse research. In: Knowledge Decolonisation: Revisiting Asian Discourse Studies,
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,