Dr. AZIRAH Hashim

Executive Director, Asia-Europe Institute (AEI)
Director of the Centre for ASEAN Regionalism
Professor, Department of English Language
University of Malaya (UM)

Azirah Hashim is a Professor in the English Language Department, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics and currently, Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Institute and Director of the Centre for ASEAN Regionalism, University of Malaya. Prior to this, she was Dean of the Humanities Research Cluster and Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. Her research interests include Language Contact in the Region, English as a Lingua Franca in ASEAN, Language and Law, and Academic and Professional Discourse and she has published extensively in these areas. She has also supervised to completion and is currently supervising several PhD and Masters students. She sits on the executive committee of the Asia Pacific Languages for Specific Purposes and Professional Communication Association, is a former executive committee member of the International Association of Forensic Linguists and is currently President of the Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics, an affiliate of the International Association of Applied Linguistics. She is on the MyExpert committee at the Ministry of Education and on several other committees within the university and outside. In 2009, she was awarded the Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany and is a Fellow of the Foundation. Her recent and current roles include Coordinator of the Asia-Africa Development University Network, Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership Network and Chairperson of the Research Ethics (non-medical) committee at the university. In addition, she heads projects such as the M.O.E CLMV project focusing on higher education in Cambodia and Laos, A Swedish Link project on Public Understanding of Expert Views on Health Risks and projects on Language Contact and Professional Discourse. She is on the editorial board of English Today (CUP) and Journal of Intercultural Communication (Nordic Network) as well as the Asian Journal of English Language Studies and is a reviewer for several journals. Courses and workshops she conducts include academic writing, genre and discourse analysis, applied linguistics, World Englishes, English for Specific Purposes, general linguistics and research ethics. She is also an external examiner and assessor for several universities.

Researcher ID

Academic Qualification
Ph.D. University of Malaya
M.A. Linguistics, East Anglia University
M.A. TEFL, East Anglia University
B.A. University of Hertfordshire

Area of Expertise
Applied Linguistics (Language contact in the region, Language and Law, Academic and Professional Discourse, Higher Education in ASEAN)