Dr. Saadia Izzeldin Malik is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mass Communication, college of Arts and Sciences (QU). She joined QU in 2007. In 2003, she received her PHD in Communication from Ohio University in the United States. In 1997, she earned an MA in African Studies from Ohio University in the United States, as well as an MA in Women Studies from the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, the Netherlands in 1995.
She previously worked as an adjunct professor at the University of Kansas’ William Allen White School of Journalism.
Dr. Saadia chaired the Department of Mass Communication (QU) from 2009 to 2011. During her tenure as department head, she worked to have the Mass Communication Program accredited by the respected Accrediting Council for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC). She co-founded the Advisory Board for the Department of Mass Communication with the College Dean.
Dr. Saadia research interests are: Global media ethics, women & media, transnational migration & identities, political communication, and popular culture. She has papers and chapter books published in a number of prominent journals and publishing companies including : International Journal of Communication, Media Culture and Society, Intellectual Discourse, Diaspora Studies, Routledge press, and the University of Carolina Press.
Dr. Saadia serves as an expert for GCC quality assurance institutions. She was a member and chair of several Bachelor and Master of Arts in Mass Communication program reviews and site visit teams. She also led workshops on quality assurance and accreditation competencies.
She was a member of the Strategic Plan for Communication and Media Team of Qatar’s Supreme Council for Family Affairs. She was also a member of the Qatari Youth ICT Study Advisory Board, which was controlled by the Supreme Council for Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT Qatar).
She is a member of a number of communication organizations, including the International Communication Association (ICA), the Association for Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication AEJMC, Women in Communication, the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE), and the European Communication Research and Education Organization (ECREA).
She has convened and chaired international conferences such as the first international conference (ICTMC) hosted by Qatar University’s Department of Mass Communication in 2011 and chaired the organizing committee for the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators AUSACE 20th conference: Global Trends and Prospects in Mass Communication in 2015.