Personal profile


Rania Kamla joined Accounting, Economics and Finance department as a Chair in Accounting. Rania had previously worked at Dundee University and the University of Aberdeen before joining Heriot Watt in July 2012.

Rania has published in a number of leading accounting journals like Accounting, Organisations and Society (AOS); Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA) and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ). She is also a member of the editorial board of CPA; AAAJ; and Accounting and Business Research (ABR) journals.

Research interests

Rania’s  research interests are in the areas of critical accounting, social accounting, international accounting (especially with a focus upon the Arab world), accounting and culture (with particular reference to Islamic accounting) and the accounting profession in the context of globalisation.

Rania is engaged with projects related to the role of women in the accounting profession, especially in the Arab and Islamic world context; issues of language and international accounting standards and the role of critical Muslim intellectuals thought in developing an emancipatrory Islamic accounting thought. Rania’s work is interdisciplinary and is especially influenced by critical and postcolonial theorising.

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accounting Social Sciences
Muslim Social Sciences
intellectual Social Sciences
Islam Social Sciences
Federal Government Report on Social Policy Social Sciences
woman Social Sciences
banking Social Sciences
Arab countries Social Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2017

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Critical muslim intellectuals' discourse and the issue of 'interest' (ribā): Implications for Islamic accounting and banking

Kamla, R. & Alsoufi, R. 2015 In : Accounting Forum. 39, 2, p. 140-154 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

liberation theology
development of methods

The English Language and the Socialisation of Jordanian Accountants

Kamla, R. 2015

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Activities 2011 2015

  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 2 Participation in conference

Critical Perspectives on Accounting (Journal)

Kamla, R. (Guest editor)
31 Jul 2015

Activity: Editorial activity

British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference

Kamla, R. (Participant)
14 Apr 201416 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Critical Perspectives on Accounting (Journal)

Kamla, R. (Editorial board member)
1 Dec 2013

Activity: Editorial activity

Critical Studies in Accounting and Finance conference

Kamla, R. (Chair)
15 Dec 201317 Dec 2013

Activity: Participation in conference

Accounting and Business Research (Journal)

Kamla, R. (Editorial board member)
1 Dec 2012

Activity: Editorial activity