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Masters in Mass Communication University of Leicester, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Business
University of South Australia, Australia
Malaysian government scholar

Thesis title: Telling gendered news stories of women and Islam in Malaysia: A narrative analysis of Malay women and controversy in Malaysian online news coverage, 2014 to 2017

Dr Brett Nicholls
Dr Rosemary Overell

Papers taught:
Media History (MFCO 203) (2015)

Conferences Papers Presented:
Yousef T, “Women warriors to religious traitors: telling gendered news stories of Islamic feminism" at the 22nd New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, University of Otago : 27-29 November 2017.

Yousef, T,”The temptress or the warrior : The use of gendered media frames in the Malaysian media's coverage of the unveiled woman” at the Postgraduate Research Forum, University of Otago : 8 September 2017.

Yousef T, " Traitor or heroine? Narrative analysis and myth in the qualitative analysis of online news coverage on the controversy of sisters in Islam" at the Graduate Research Symposium, University of Otago : 4-5 August 2017.

Yousef T, “Clothes-shaming : The Malaysian media reporting of the "un-islamic" dress code controversy in Malaysia" at the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association Conference (ANZCA), University Of Sydney : 4-7 July 2017.

Yousef T, “Islam, politics and sports: an analysis of online media coverage of a female muslim athlete” at the 3rd Annual Feminist Conference, University Of Canterbury : 17-18 September 2016.

Yousef T,”Politics of islamisation in Malaysia: nation, gender and the media” at the Transforming Feminism Media Technology Conference, University of Otago : 23-25 November 2015.
Publications :

Yousef, T. (2019). A narrative analysis of the Malaysian print media. In R. Samuel & Rohana Ariffin, Does Women Matter?, pp. 59-74. Penang: Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Guest Lecture/Workshops:

Guest lecture, Asia and Contra flow for Culture, Politics, Policy and Global Media module (MFCO 313), at the department of Media, Film and Communication, University of Otago : 3 and 5th April 2017.

Guest presenter, Islam, Body Politics and the Nation, Seminar Series, at the School of Religious Study, University of Otago: 28 October 2016.

Guest presenter, Doctoral Thesis Writing Groups, at the Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago: 5th of May 2016.

Invitation panel member/ sharing session:

Postgrad representative, Introduction to Research Journey workshop, at the Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago: 1st March 2017.

Student panel member, Annual Postgraduate Supervision Workshop, at the Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago: 31st October 2016.

University Certification:
Certificate of Postgraduate Professional (teaching) Training, School of Humanities, University of Otago: 13 to 17 Feb 2017.

Membership and Associations:
New Zealand Communication Association.
Sociological Association of Aotearoa (New Zealand).
University of Canterbury Intersectional Feminist Society.
Women's Studies Association NZ.
Cultural Studies Association of Australasia.
New Zealand Political Studies Association.
Royal Society of NZ mailing list.
Member of South East Asian Study Group University of Otago.
Otago Institute of Arts and Sciences.

Awards : Total $2,900

University of Otago Humanities Funding – 2017
Awarded $2,500
Media, Film and Communication Funding – 2016
Awarded $400

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