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Nur Izzati Aziz   Dip (Malaysia), BA (Malaysia), MA (Cardiff), PhD (Cardiff)

Dr Nur Izzati Aziz

Dip (Malaysia), BA (Malaysia), MA (Cardiff), PhD (Cardiff)


School of Journalism, Media and Culture


Hi, I'm Izzati. I teach and lecture in the fields of journalism, media, culture and creative industries. I have taught on 16 different modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. My research interests are in fashion, Asian cultures, race and ethnicity. I am currently interested in exploring the politics of fashion and East-West cultural encounters. 










• (2023) Symbolic Colonialism and Fashion

• (2023) East Meets West: Fashion and Asian Chic

• (2020 - 2022) Translating Taichi and Transforming Qigong in British Media Culture

• (2021) Rethinking Modernity: Religion, Race and Ethnicity 

• (2014 - 2019) Translating Malaysian Cultural Modernity: A Critical Discourse Analysis

• (2013) Cross-Cultural Adaptation and Assimilation

• (2011 - 2012) The Politics of War Reporting






• Global Crisis Reporting  


1st Year BA 

• Media Scholarship 

• Understanding Journalism Studies 

• History of Mass Communications and Culture 

• Representations 

• An Introduction to Media Audiences 


2nd Year BA 

• Doing Media Research: Approaches and Methods 

• Media, Power and Society

• Film and Cultural Theory 

• Branding and Identity

• Media and Gender


3rd Year BA 

• Media, Racism and Conflict

• East Meets West in Film and Popular Culture

• The Cultural Politics of Contemporary Hollywood 

• Understanding Digital Society through Black Mirror 

• (Me)me, Myself, and I: The Power and Politics of Digital Remix Culture and Online Inequalities



I am from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I completed my undergraduate studies at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), gaining a first class honours degree in journalism and two dean's awards. I moved to Wales in 2012 to undertake a master's degree at Cardiff University, and I was fortunate to be able to also complete my PhD at the same institution. For my PhD dissertation, I critically analysed Malaysia's national efforts to create 'modern' Malaysian citizens or new cultural identity. I mainly explored the issues of post-colonialism, modernity, religion and identity. Both of my MA and PhD studies were fully funded by the Malaysian government. 

From 2011 to 2012, I was a writer at Blu Inc Media. I contributed feature articles for GLAM, which is a reputable fashion and lifestyle magazine. Apart from writing, I was also actively involved in fashion photoshoots and brand events. This gave me a unique insight into the world of fashion and marketing. 

During my years as an undergraduate student, I participated in a number of practical-based activities. I produced a magazine for the Faculty of Communication and Media Studies, UiTM. I also organised a series of journalism talks to encourage fellow aspiring journalists. In my final year, I carried out a media event that involved local brands, celebrities, and musicians. 


Academic Qualifications


• PhD in Journalism  

• Cardiff University


• MA in Journalism, Media and Communications

• Cardiff University


• Bachelor of Mass Communication (Hons) (Journalism)

• Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia


• Diploma in Communication and Media

• Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Honours and awards

• (2014) Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship

• (2012) Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education Scholarship

• (2011) Dean’s Award, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

• (2010) Dean’s Award, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Academic positions

• (2021 - present) University Teacher/Lecturer 

• (2021 - present) Lead Tutor 

• (2020 - 2021) Research Associate

• (2016 - 2021) Graduate Research Teaching Assistant



  • Fashion and Cultural Studies
  • Asian Studies
  • Cultural Theories