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Madiha Hashmi

Assistant Professor of Oral Rhetoric

School of Arts & Sciences


University Putra Malaysia, KL, Malaysia
Doctor of Philosophy
Focus: Human Communication


City University of New York, NY, USA
Master of Public Administration
Focus: Race, Media and Politics


The College of New Jersey, NJ, USA
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Focus: Cross-Cultural Communication


Dr. Hashmi is an Assistant Professor of Oral Rhetoric who teaches Public Speaking 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 judgements and is particularly interested in examining rapid impressions of speakers and leaders. Her research focuses on the role of nonverbal communication cues in making evaluative judgements of others in a blink of a second. Her work also extends to cross-cultural nuances in impression formation. 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:

Non-verbal communication
Intercultural communication
Political communication