Selected Publications

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Arab Women in Arab News

This book addresses east-west understandings of Arab women as portrayed through translated media. The vast majority of media studies on Arab women are western-based. They study the effect of western stereotypes in western media depictions of Arab women. There is a vast scholarly literature tracing western stereotypes of Arab women from medieval times to the present. From 1800, the dominant western stereotype of Arab women depicts them as passive and oppressed.

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Policy-Making in a Transformative State

This book explores, in a series of detailed case studies, how public policy is actually made in Qatar. While Qatar is a Gulf monarchy, its governance is complex. Other analysts have tried to come to grips with this complexity using qualified descriptions of the system such as ‘late rentier,’ ‘pluralized autocracy,’ ‘tribal democracy,’ or ‘soft authoritarian.’ The authors of the volume use the lens of a transformative state. Qatar is deliberately engaged in a rapid process of radical economic and societal transformation.

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The Writer’s Craft

The book is a collection of essays that have been written by students for a course that I have been teaching for the past five years in Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar.

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  • Kaufer, D. and Al-Malki, A. A “first” for women in the kingdom: Arab/west representations of female trend-setters in Saudi Arabia. Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research. 2 (1, 2), November 2009. [ Link ]
  • Al-Malki, A. and Kaufer, D. Book review, “Alastair Penny Cook’s Global Englishes”, Language in Society 37 (3), Cambridge University, June, 2008. [ Link ]
  • Kaufer, D. and Al-Malki, A. “The War on Terror through Arab-American Eyes: The Arab-American Press as a Rhetorical Counterpart. Rhetoric Review 28 (1), January 2009. [ Link ]
  • Kaufer, D., Ishizaki, S., & Al-Malki, A. “Sustaining Excellence in ‘Communicating across the Curriculum’: Cross-Institutional Experiences and Best Practices” in Sustaining Excellence in Communicating across the Curriculum: Cross-Institutional Experiences and Best Practices. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 2007.
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  • Kaufer, D., and Al-Malki, A. “Muslim Rage, Western Fear, and the Clash of Civilizations Stereotypic Constructions in the World Press’s Coverage of the Danish Cartoon Controversy of 2006” in ArabMediaWatch.com;[ Link ]
  • Al-Malki, A., Kaufer, D., Ishizaki, S., and Dreher, K. “Arab Women in Arab News: Old Stereotypes and New Media”. [Amzon.co.uk]