Professor Dr. Kamila Ghazali is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International) at the University of Malaya effective 15 November 2018.
Since 2001, she has held several management roles at the faculty as well as university levels. She was previously the Associate Vice-Chancellor (International), Director of International and Corporate Relations (ICR), Deputy Dean at the Institute of Graduate Studies, Chief Quality Auditor of UM, and Deputy Dean at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics.
As an academic, she belongs to the Department of English Language, Faculty of Languages and Linguistics. Her areas of academic expertise are critical discourse analysis and sociolinguistics with research on political discourse, media discourse, and ethnolinguistics where she delves into the language and culture of the orang asli (indigenous peoples). Her interest in indigenous languages has brought her to the longhouses in Sarawak where she conducted a preliminary sociolinguistic survey of the Tatau, Lugat, and Punan Ba to the jungles of Endau, Johor, to research on the Jakun community. Holding management roles had given rise to her interest in organizational discourse.
Her latest publications can be found in a book she co-edited, published by Palgrave-MacMillan (2015), entitled “Technology and Workplace Skills for the Twenty-First Century: Asia Pacific Universities in the Globalized Economy”.