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January 18, 2016

HBKU Announces Dr. Amal Al Malki as Founding Dean of HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Hamad bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has announced the appointment of Dr. Amal Mohammed Al Malki as Founding Dean of its College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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Dr. Ahmad M. Hasnah, President of HBKU, commented: “The humanities and social sciences are essential fields that provide students with a deeper understanding of the complex and pressing issues of the day, and prepare them for the rapid transitions that mark knowledge-based economies.

Dr. Amal Al Malki possesses the academic experience, the passion, and the dedication to ensure that HBKU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences will be a valuable, vibrant addition, not only to our university, but also to Qatari society.

Prior to joining Hamad bin Khalifa University, Dr. Al Malki was Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, where she became Education City’s first Qatari faculty member. She first joined Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar in 2005 as a visiting professor after teaching in Carnegie Mellon University’s mother campus in Pittsburgh in the United States.
She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and a MA in English/Arabic Applied Linguistics and Translation from SOAS University of London.

Dr. Al Malki is a well-regarded public speaker and a published author, most notably for “Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media” which was published in 2012.

Most recently, during her tenure as Executive Director of TII, Dr. Al Malki was responsible for gaining validation for the MA in Translation Studies from the University of Geneva, making it HBKU’s first externally validated graduate degree.

She also ensured that TII’s International Translation Conference quickly became an important annual fixture on the calendar of leading translation experts and academics.

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