Dr Mohammad Makki

Casual Academic

PhD in Media and Communications


BA in English Language and Literature

Arts, Design & Architecture
School of the Arts and Media

I have a PhD in Media and Communication from UNSW with a specialisation in discourse analysis of media, both traditional and new media. i have published several articles in journals such as Discourse, Context Media, Discourse and Communication, Pragmatics among others. I also teach a variety of courses in media and communication, global media and cultures, social and digital media, discourse analysis, and visual communication. 

  • Journal articles | 2023
    Makki M; Ross AS, 2023, '“We were cocked & loaded to retaliate”: An appraisal-based study of dichotomies in Trump’s tweets about Iran', Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 11, pp. 1 - 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/jlac.00069.mak
    Journal articles | 2022
    Makki M; Zappavigna M, 2022, 'Out-grouping and ambient affiliation in Donald Trump's tweets about Iran: Exploring the role of negative evaluation in enacting solidarity', Pragmatics, 32, pp. 104 - 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/prag.20048.mak
    Journal articles | 2020
    Makki M, 2020, 'The role of ‘culture’ in the construction of news values: a discourse analysis of Iranian hard news reports', Journal of Multicultural Discourses, pp. 308 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17447143.2020.1786573
    Journal articles | 2019
    Makki M, 2019, '‘Discursive news values analysis’ of Iranian crime news reports: Perspectives from the culture', Discourse and Communication, 13, pp. 437 - 460, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1750481319842453
    Journal articles | 2017
    Makki M; White PR, 2017, 'Socio-cultural conditioning of style and structure in journalistic discourse: The distinctively “objective” textuality of Iranian political news reporting', Discourse, Context & Media, 21, pp. 54 - 63, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2017.12.001
    Journal articles | 2016
    Makki M, 2016, 'Analysing Power in Language: A Practical Guide', DISCOURSE STUDIES, 18, pp. 368 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461445616634781f
    Journal articles | 2016
    White PR; Makki M, 2016, 'Crime reporting as storytelling in Persian/Farsi news journalism – perspectives on the narrative function', Journal of World Languages, 3, pp. 1 - 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21698252.2016.1244407
    Journal articles | 2014
    Makki M; Sahragard R, 2014, 'The visual and verbal representation of foreign countries in the Iranian national TV news programs', Journal of Applied Linguistics
    Journal articles | 2012
    Nakatani Y; Makki M; Bradley J, 2012, 'Free to choose: communication strategy use in EFL classrooms in Iran', Iranian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 15, pp. 61 - 83, http://www.magiran.com/magtoc.asp?mgID=3535&Number=1502&Appendix=0&l=en
    Journal articles | 2011
    Makki M, 2011, 'Does the vehicle of presentation affect the listening comprehension of EFL learners: A case of Iranian learners', Modern Journal of Language Teaching Methods
    Journal articles | 2011
    Mehrpour S; Makki M, 2011, 'Let’s See if Learners’ Level of Proficiency in English Affects their Production of Segmentals and Suprasegmentals: A Case of Iranian EFL Learners', Journal of Asia TEFL, 8, pp. 119 - 119
  • Conference Papers | 2013
    Makki M, 2013, 'A genre analysis of Iranian newspaper journalism', in A genre analysis of Iranian newspaper journalism, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, presented at Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference, 01 October 2013 - 03 October 2013, http://www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/584719/BOOKLET_FINAL.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Makki M, 2013, 'How Iranian media applies evaluative language in political news stories', in How Iranian media applies evaluative language in political news stories, UNSW, Sydney, presented at Current Issues in Appraisal, UNSW, Sydney, 01 February 2013 - 01 February 2013, http://www.socialsemiotics.org/appraisalsymposium/parallel-papers/
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Makki M, 2013, 'Iranian journalistic genres and styles: evaluative or not evaluative, that is the question', in Iranian journalistic genres and styles: evaluative or not evaluative, that is the question, critical perspectives: new directions and challenges, UNSW, Sydney, presented at critical perspectives: new directions and challenges, UNSW, Sydney, 21 November 2013 - 22 November 2013, http://criticalperspectives.arts.unsw.edu.au/timetable/

ASFLA Small Grant on the project of Evaluative dispositioning of Donald Trump in Twitter (1500$)

IPRS (International Postgraduate Research Scholarship): tuition fee waiver plus living allowance for 3 years and a half

Journalistic discourse, new media discourse, news values, Appraisal, news media