Khairiah A Rahman

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6223

Email: khairiah.rahman@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:

School of Communication Studies
AUT University
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Qualifications:

PhD Candidate (AUT University)
MA in Applied Linguistics (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
BA Hons (National University of Singapore)
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching – higher level (National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Higher Education Teaching Accreditation Programme (SEDA, UK)

Memberships and Affiliations:

Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ)
Asian Congress for Media and Communication (ACMC)
Asian Media Information and Communication Conference (AMIC)
International Communication Association (ICA, USA)
National University of Singapore Society (NUSS)

Biography:

Khairiah A Rahman is Senior Lecturer at the School of Communication Studies where she lectures in intercultural communication and public relations. She is National Director (New Zealand) and Secretary for Media Education for the Asian Congress for Media and Communication. She is also on the advisory board of the Pacific Media Centre at AUT University. Khairiah has written articles, book chapters and presented on transnational identities, crisis miscommunication, intercultural trust relationships, cultural representations and stereotypes, Islamic perspective of dialogue and persuasion and the impact of media on culture. Her PhD research is on Islam and communication.

Khairiah has served as an educational ambassador for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ initiative in Singapore training government officials of under-developed countries in South East Asia. She has also served as Chief Oral Examiner for Cambridge exams and was scriptwriter and presenter for a language development programme jointly organised by the National Productivity Board and the Regional English Language Centre in Singapore.

Khairiah was Programme Leader for the Certificate of Communication Studies and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as industry practitioners. She has experience in various industries including finance, retail, marketing, advertising, public relations, media and education with a special interest in public relations, intercultural communication, crisis management and communication theories.

Teaching Areas:

  • Public Relations (undergraduate and postgraduate), Intercultural Communication and Supervision of postgraduate thesis

Research Summary:

Research Interests

  • Alternative paradigms and communication theories
  • Intercultural communication and media representations
  • Organisational-public relationships and crisis communication on social media

Current Research Projects:

Khairiah has completed an encyclopedic entry titled Intercultural Communication Study in New Zealand for the Wiley-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication Series due to be published in early 2018. Her current work focuses on Islamic tenets of communication as an alternative paradigm for intercultural public relations.

Publications:

Journal articles

Rahman, K. A. & Brown, A. (January, 2018). Intercultural Communication Study in New Zealand. In International Encyclopaedia of Intercultural Communication (IE-ICC). Wiley-Blackwell.

Rahman, K. A. (2016). Dialogue and Persuasion in the Islamic Tradition: Implications for Journalism. Global Media Journal: Canadian Edition, 9(2), 9-26.

Rahman, K.A. (2013). Life imitating art: Asian romance movies as a social mirror. Pacific Journalism Review, 19 (2), p.107-121.

Rahman, K. A (2013). Crisis miscommunication and media persecution: The case of the Singapore mass rapid transit. Media Asia, 40(3), 244-259.

Theunissen, P., & Rahman, K. A (2012). Making choices in public relations planning: are we reinforcing stereotypes? The Asian Congress for Media and Communication Journal, 4(2), 87-106. ISSN 1656-8168 print and ISSN 1656-8170 online.

Rahman, K. A. (2012). In Search of the Face to Launch a Thousand Ships: Changing Tides in Cultural Images of Beauty. International Journal of The Image, 2(3), 153-166.

Benson, J. S., & Rahman, K. A. (2007). Pan-Asian Identity in a Globalizing World. International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities & Nations, 7(5), 205-211.

Book chapters

Rahman, K. A., & Jury, T. A. (2016). Crisis communication in social media: The airlines story. In R. Khan (ed.). Social media: An Asian reader. Asian Congress for Media and Communication. UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Rahman, K. A, & Thomas, M. (2011). The Media as an Instrument of Change. In R. E. Khan(ed.), Media and Culture: Global Homogeneity and Local Identity. Mandaluyong. City, Philippines: Anvil Publishers.

Theunissen, P., Mersham, G., & Rahman, K. A (2010). The New Media, Cultural Transformation, Tourism and Orientation. In Z. K. Uslu, & C. BİLGİLİ (Eds.), Media Reviews 2010. Broken Molds—2: Intercultural Communication, Multicultural (Vol. 2, pp. 279-310). Istanbul, Turkey: Beta.

Book Reviews

Rahman, K. A. (2014, December, 4). [Review of the book Don’t spoil my beautiful Face: Media, mayhem and human rights in the Pacific by D. Robie]. Media Asia, 41 (4), 324. ISSN 0129–6612

Rahman, K.A. (2016). [Review of the book Don’t spoil my beautiful Face: Media, mayhem and human rights in the Pacific by D. Robie]. Open Journal of International Education, 1 (2), 102-104. ISSN 2537-7302

Conference presentations

Rahman, K. A., & Emadi, A. (2016). Representation of Islam in New Zealand Media. The Asian Congress for Media and Communication Conference: Shifting Notions of Authority and Influence, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, 27-29 October 2016.

Rahman, K. A., & Bhargava, D. (2015). Storyteller as The Cultural Intermediary in Persuasive Narratives. The Second International Conference on Media, Communication and Culture, Universiti Sains, Penang, Malaysia, 10-13 June, 2015.

Rahman, K. A. (2015). Intercultural Public Relations: Persuasion and Dialogue in the Islamic tradition. AMIC (Asian Media Information and Communication) Conference at the Dubai American University, 10-13 June 2015.

Rahman, K.A. (2014). Persuasion and Dialogue in the Islamic Tradition: Implications for Journalism. Pacific Journalism Review 20th Anniversary Conference. AUT University, 27-29 November, 2014.

Rahman, K.A., & Jury, T. A. (2014). Crisis communication in social media: The airlines story. The Asian Congress for Media and Communication Conference, City University of Hong Kong, 13-15 November, 2014.

Rahman, K. A. (2013). Tearing and restoring the moral fabric of society in Asian romance movies. The 22nd Annual AMIC (Asian Media Information and Communication Conference), Yogjakarta, 4-7 July, 2013.

Rahman, K. A. (2012). The case of the Singapore mass rapid transit: Crisis miscommunication and media persecution. The Asian Congress for Media and Communication Conference: Centering new challenges in media and market language, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-27 October, 2012.

Theunissen, P., & Rahman, K.A. (2012). Making choices in public relations planning: are we reinforcing stereotypes? The Asian Congress for Media and Communication Conference, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 25-27 October, 2012.

Theunissen, P., & Rahman, K. A. (2011). Dialogue and two-way symmetrical communication in Public Relations theory and practice. Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Annual Conference [online publication]. 6-8 July 2011, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Theunissen, P., & Rahman, K. (2011). The art and science of dialogue in public relations practice. Public Relations Institute of New Zealand Annual Conference. 26-27 May 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand.

Rahman, K. A. (2010). Youth and local culture: The media as an instrument of change. Media and Culture: Global Homogeneity & Local Culture. The Asian Congress for Media and Communication Conference, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, 28-30 October, 2010.

Rahman, K. A. (2007). Online feedback and reputation. “Bytes in the Bay.” Annual Conference, New Zealand Communication Association (NZCA), 5-7 December 2007. Napier, New Zealand.

Rahman, K.A. & Rajan, S. (2007). Measuring and Reporting ‘Trust’ in New Zealand’s intercultural Business relationships. Conference Proceedings. University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.