This study sheds light on how Jordanian Ph.D. students construct their identity in their academic writing in the context of Malaysian higher education. The study aims to identify students’ expression of identity in their academic writing (ID-AW). The ID-AW of three Jordanian Ph.D. students at Malaysian universities were investigated through a qualitative case study through semi-structured interviews, stimulated recalls, the students’ academic writing drafts and their diaries of daily interaction. The findings suggest that the students constructed their identities as writers in various ways. The reporter, the expert commentator, the holder of knowledge, the contributor to knowledge and the reporter of knowledge. The study concludes that the Jordanian PhD Students' social background identities shape their academic writer identities.
Keywords: Identity, academic writing, Jordan
Cite as: Al Mahes, A. E. S. A., Rashid, R. A. & Al-Smadi, O. A. (2020). Students Identities in Academic Writing: The Case of Jordanian PhD Students in Malaysia. Trends in Social Sciences, 2(2), 1-8