Madiha Hashmi

Assistant Professor of Oral Rhetoric

School of Arts & Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences Division


Ph.D. in Human Communication, University Putra Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
MPA in Public Administration, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, CUNY (New York, USA)
B.S in Business Administration, The College of New Jersey (New Jersey, USA)

Dr. Hashmi is an Assistant Professor of Oral Rhetoric at the American University in Dubai. She has taught at several universities in the Middle East over the past ten years. Dr. Hashmi studies social judgments and is particularly interested in examining rapid impressions of speakers and leaders. Her research focuses on collectivist cultures and their reliance on nonverbal cues in making evaluative judgments of others in a blink of a second. She has published papers in several peer reviewed journals, the most recent ones being the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research and The Qualitative Report.

In her spare time, she likes to travel, read and talk politics.

Expertise and Research Interests:

  • Nonverbal communication
  • Intercultural communication
  • Political communication