Dr Ann El Khoury is an interdisciplinary scholar and educator. She is Lecturer in Global Studies and course coordinator for the Bachelor of Global Studies (2018-19). Ann is interested in globalisation 4.0, development, social justice, political and economic geography, philosophy of science, international relations and future studies. She is the author of research monograph Globalization, Development and Social Justice (Routledge) and a number of peer-reviewed articles.
Ann has previously held lectureships at Macquarie University in Politics and International Relations and Human Geography and has also taught at the Australian National University and the University of Sydney. She was a visiting researcher at the University of Oslo, Norway in 2017 and 2019 and is an honorary associate with the Department of Geography and Planning at Macquarie University where she was awarded her PhD. Ann is currently co-editing an edited collection entitled Our Entangled Future, consisting of researchers stories about climate transformation.
In 2019 Ann is Industry Outreach Coordinator within the School of International Studies and the degree coordinator for the Bachelor of Global Studies. She serves on the Faculty Board for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and on the Teaching and Learning Committee of the School of International Studies. Her professional memberships include the Association of American Geographers (AAG), International Studies Association (ISA) and Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG).
My current research interests involves four areas:
- The first seeks to investigate the cultural political economy of cars, cities, climate change and envisioning transitions to a low-carbon economy inspired by compelling narratives, including from science fiction (sci-fi) and climate-fiction (cli-fi).
- The second area is an interest in how pre- and post-classical cosmologies from Indigenous worldviews to quantum theory can better inform how social theory makes sense of the world, particularly with regard to agency, methods and complex social transformations.
- The third continues an interest in epistemologies of the Global South and how propositional praxis can inform future global scenarios and ‘worlding’.
- The fourth area is an interest and work on teaching interdisciplinarity across UTS and Macquarie University. It draws on my BGS teaching and involves collaboration with BGS colleagues.
Ann is subject coordinator of the following subjects:
- Global Governance
- Contemporary Global Economy
- Globalisation in Historical Perspective
In 2019 Ann is coordinator of the following two capstone subjects:
- Global Problem Solving
- Global Work Project (internship subject)
© 2015 Ann El Khoury. All rights reserved. Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly explains the basic theoretical assumptions of social constructionism. Key debates, such as the nature and status of knowledge, truth, reality and the self are given in-depth analysis in an accessible style. Drawing on a range of empirical studies, the book clearly defines the various different approaches to social constructionist research and explores the theoretical and practical issues involved. While the text is broadly sympathetic to social constructionism, it also adopts a critical perspective to the material, addressing its weaknesses and, in the final chapter, subjecting the theory itself to a more extensive critique.
Veland, S, Scoville-Simonds, M, Gram-Hanssen, I, Schorre, AK, El Khoury, A, Nordbo, MJ, Lynch, AH, Hochachka, G & Bjorkan, M 2018, 'Narrative matters for sustainability: the transformative role of storytelling in realizing 1.5 degrees C futures', CURRENT OPINION IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY, vol. 31, pp. 41-47.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site