Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki is Founding Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar Foundation. Prior to that she served as Executive Director of the Translation and Interpreting Institute, which she founded in 2011. She also served as Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar where she taught courses in writing composition, postcolonial literature, theories of translation and Islamic feminism. 
  
Dr. Al-Malki holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of London-SOAS, where she also earned a Master’s Degree in English-Arabic
Applied Linguistics and Translation. She is a sought-after public speaker and social commentator. Dr. Al-Malki has been invited to speak at conferences and forums throughout the Middle East, United States and Europe.

Testimonials

Mona Baker

My journey with Amal coincided with the beginning of her own journey as a pioneer, ambitious leader in the world of Qatari academia, a world in which little if any female leadership was then in evidence. That she has not only survived but flourished for many years in this context is testimony to her resilience and strength of character. What she has accomplished in terms of establishing completely new programmes in a range of disciplines, from translation and interpreting studies to digital humanities and women’s studies, demonstrates a breadth of vision and an intellectual versatility rarely found in academics of her generation, and suggests that she has considerably more to offer in the next phase of her career.

Mona Baker

Professor Emerita of Translation Studies
University of Manchester 

David Kaufer

From the day I met her, it became clear that Amal was driven and determined and had “whatever it takes” (her first words to me when I proposed she come to Carnegie Mellon for a Post-Doc). Amal has improbable dreams but you never want to bet against her. Her career and life remind me of the words of Earl Nightingale: “All you need is the plan, the roadmap, and the courage to press on to your destination.”

David Kaufer

Mellon Distinguished Professor of English,
Carnegie Mellon University