Ahmad Murad Merican

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1. Name: Ahmad Murad Mohd Noor Merican, Prof. Dato’ Dr.

2. Occupation: Professor

3. Education:

  1. Ph.D in the History and Philosophy of Science (Malaya)
  2. Master of Arts (Mass Communication)
  3. Baccalaureates in Political Science (Minnesota)
  4. Diploma in Mass Communication, majoring in Journalism from Institut Teknologi MARA


4. Contributions:

  1. President, Persatuan Sejarah dan Warisan Melayu Pulau Pinang (Pewarisan)
  2. Faculty member of the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), Universiti Sains Malaysia in Pulau Pinang
  3. Adjunct professor at the National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage (ASWARA)
  4. Professor at the Department of Management and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak
  5. Visiting professor at Universitas Andalas, West Sumatra (2006 & 2012)
  6. Honorary President Resident Fellowship of Perdana Leadership Foundation (2009 – 2011)
  7. His academic career spans 30 years with 11 books to his credit
  8. One of his books is titled Media History: Worldviews and Communication Futures (University of Malaya Press, 2005)
  9. He has put together and is editor of a book titled Blinded by the Lights: Journalism and Communication Study in Malaysia since 1971 (Upena, 2008)
  10. His latest book is Batu Uban: Sejarah Awal Pulau Pinang published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (2015)
  11. Another book on the social sciences and journalism titled In Other Words is in the press
  12. His areas of interests are Journalism and Communication Studies, Post-colonial Studies and the History of Ideas and Social Science. He is actively involved in studying the narratives of the nation’s history. His current research looks into the consciousness and the ethnicization of the nation’s historiography including the narrative that comes from Sabah and Sarawak. He is now finalizing his manuscript on the study of Malay views on the West
  13. Columnist for the New Sunday Times and the New Straits Times, an occasional contributor to the Bahasa Melayu press and periodicals such as Berita Harian and Dewan Budaya
  14. Interviewed by both the national and foreign media, including RTM, TV3, Astro Awani, Utusan Malaysia, Berita Harian, Dewan Masyarakat, Sin Chiew Yit Poh, China Press, Radio Singapura, Padang Ekspress (Padang), Harian Singgalang (Padang), BTTV (Bukittinggi, Sumatera Barat), TVRI (Padang), New Straits Times, The Star, The Sun, IRIB (Radio Televisyen Iran), IRNA dan Reuters, including online news portals in the likes of Malaysiakini, The Rakyat Post, Malaysia Chronicler and Malaysia Gazette
  15. Referee/contributor to such journals as the Asiapacific Media Educator, Current Sociology, Forum Komunikasi, International Sociology. Journal of the Malaysian Branch Royal Asiatic Society, Jurnal Komunikasi, Melayu: Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu, and Southeast Asian Journal of Social Sciences. He is also on the editorial board of Analisis Sejarah (Department of History, Universitas Andalas), Forum Komunikasi (Faculty fo Communication and Media Studies, Universiti Teknologi MARA – UiTM),International Journal of Communication and Media (College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia), and a consultant editor to Search: The Journal of the South East Asia research Centre for Communications and Humanities
  16. Journalist with the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) in the early 1980s


5. Honours and Awards:

  1. Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) which carries the title “Dato'” – Penang State Government (2014)
  2. The first Perdana Leadership Foundation Honorary President’s Resident Fellowship for research work on Malay Occidental discourse







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