Dr Su-Ming Khoo


Contact Details

Lecturer Bar/College Lecturer
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School of Political Science and Sociology
Room 320
Aras Moyola
NUI Galway H91 TK33

T: +353 (0) 91 493643
F: +353 (0) 91 494564
E: suming.khoo@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

BA Anthropology and Geography (First Class) University College London, UK 
PhD Sociology and Social Policy, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Research Interests

Key words: Human rights and development, Globalization, International Development theory and practice, Development Alternatives, Political Economy, ecology, feminism, colonialism, imperialism, postcolonial theory, development education, progressive education.

My research and teaching promote knowledge and enquiry concerning different meanings of globalization and development and the contestation of those meanings along North/South lines. It addresses the challenge of development after ‘post-development’. My research and course material engages with development theory and political economy of development, with an emphasis on alternative approaches including human development, human rights and sustainable development.

 

I have a strong research interest in, and commitment to public scholarship and Development Education. From 2005-2009, I was the Project Leader of the Development Education and Research Network, which worked to sustainably mainstream development education in higher education through professional disciplines such as nursing, medicine, engineering, and human rights. As Vice-Dean for Internationalization in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies, I seek to advance research-informed ethical internationalization and engagement with international development and human rights in the best interests of the College’s academic work.

 

I am a strongly inter-and trans-disciplinary scholar, with a particular interest in bridging the fields of human rights, development, and education. I address issues of active citizenship, cultural difference, decolonization, ecology, democratization of knowledge and advocacy and activism, supporting humanistic and ecological development alternatives. I work collaboratively through the Centre for Environment, Development and Sustainability (CEDS) which brings the Sustainable Development and Governance Research Cluster in the School of Political Science and Sociology, together with researchers in Geography, Economics, and other Humanities disciplines.

 

I am a reflective teacher committed to high quality, progressive third and fourth level teaching. I work to advance public scholarship and public education. My teaching and research are strongly integrated and all taught courses are research-informed or research-based, aiming to share my own research interests and findings as well as to train students as future researchers and contributors to knowledge. I regularly provide development education,  human rights and sustainability education to NGOs, student groups and the general public; as well as contributing to research programmes in other universities and in other disciplines in NUIG such as Nursing and Engineering

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Review of: The Theory and Practice of Development Education: a pedagogy for social justice, D. Bourn'
Khoo, Su-ming (2015) 'Review of: The Theory and Practice of Development Education: a pedagogy for social justice, D. Bourn'. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 7 (2):107-110 [Details]
(2015) 'Reflections and Projections: Policy and Practice Ten Years On Su-ming Khoo and Stephen McCloskey'
Khoo, Su-ming; McCloskey, Stephen (2015) 'Reflections and Projections: Policy and Practice Ten Years On Su-ming Khoo and Stephen McCloskey'. Policy And Practice: A Development Education Review, 20 :1-17 [Details]
(2015) 'Solidarity and the Encapsulated and Divided Histories of Health and Human Rights'
Su-Ming Khoo (2015) 'Solidarity and the Encapsulated and Divided Histories of Health and Human Rights'. Laws, 4 (2):274-295 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Book reviews Christian Fleck and Andreas Hess (eds) (2014) Knowledge for Whom?'
Khoo, S. (2014) 'Book reviews Christian Fleck and Andreas Hess (eds) (2014) Knowledge for Whom?'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 22 (2):143-146 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Health Governance and ‘Wicked Problems’: Facing Complex Developmental Transitions Using a Rights-Based Approach'
Khoo, S (2013) 'Health Governance and ‘Wicked Problems’: Facing Complex Developmental Transitions Using a Rights-Based Approach'. Irish Studies In International Affairs, 24 :259-273 [Details]
(2013) 'Health justice and capabilities: A turning point for global health?'
Khoo, S (2013) 'Health justice and capabilities: A turning point for global health?'. International Sociology, 28 (2) [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Khoo, S (2013) ‘Southern Theory: The Global Dynamics of Knowledge in Social Science’'
Khoo, S. (2013) 'Khoo, S (2013) ‘Southern Theory: The Global Dynamics of Knowledge in Social Science’'. Policy And Practice: A Development Education Review, 16 :150-155 [Details]
(2012) 'Re-interpreting the citizen consumer: Alternative consumer activism and the rights to health and development'
Khoo, SM (2012) 'Re-interpreting the citizen consumer: Alternative consumer activism and the rights to health and development'. Social Science & Medicine, 74 :14-19 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) 'The shifting policy landscape of development education'
Khoo, S. (2011) 'The shifting policy landscape of development education'. Policy And Practice: A Development Education Review, 13 :1-10 [Details]
(2011) 'review of The Idea of Justice, Amartya Sen'
Khoo, S. (2011) 'review of The Idea of Justice, Amartya Sen'. Critical Social Policy, 31 (2):329-331 [Details]
(2011) 'Ethical Globalisation or Privileged Internationalisation? Exploring global citizenship and internationalisation in Irish and Canadian universities'
Khoo, S. (2011) 'Ethical Globalisation or Privileged Internationalisation? Exploring global citizenship and internationalisation in Irish and Canadian universities'. Globalisation, Societies, Education, 9 (03-Apr):337-353 [Details]
(2010) 'The Right to Food: legal, political and human implications for a food security agenda'
Khoo, S. (2010) 'The Right to Food: legal, political and human implications for a food security agenda'. TROCAIRE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW, :33-50 [Details]
(2010) 'Review of Haggard, S & Kaufman R, Development, Democracy and Welfare States'
Khoo, S (2010) 'Review of Haggard, S & Kaufman R, Development, Democracy and Welfare States'. Critical Social Policy, 30 (1) [Details]
(2010) 'Review of Arundhati Roy, Listening to Grasshoppers. History Ireland'
Khoo, S. (2010) 'Review of Arundhati Roy, Listening to Grasshoppers. History Ireland'. History Ireland, [Details]
(2009) 'Movements, mobilities and the politics of hazardous waste'
Khoo, SM,Rau, H (2009) 'Movements, mobilities and the politics of hazardous waste'. Environmental Politics, 18 :960-980 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2008) 'Review of Dominelli, Lena ‘Revitalising Communities in a Globalising World'
Khoo, S. (2008) 'Review of Dominelli, Lena ‘Revitalising Communities in a Globalising World'. Critical Social Policy, 28 (1):98-101 [Details]
(2008) 'Globalisation and the re-imagination of research, teaching and learning in Irish Higher education'
Khoo, S. & Lehane, O. (2008) 'Globalisation and the re-imagination of research, teaching and learning in Irish Higher education'. POLICY AND PRACTICE: A DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION REVIEW, 7 :18-34 [Details]
(2007) 'Development Education and Research at third level in Ireland - contradictory or complementary. Development's Futures Healy'
Khoo, S., Healy, C.; Coate, K. (2007) 'Development Education and Research at third level in Ireland - contradictory or complementary. Development's Futures Healy'. Policy And Practice: A Development Education Review, (5):5-19 [Details]
(2007) 'Development Education and the Development of Research at Third Level in Ireland'
Khoo, S, Healy, C, Coate, K. (2007) 'Development Education and the Development of Research at Third Level in Ireland'. Policy and Practice, 5 :5-19 [Details]
(2006) 'Development Education, Citizenship and Civic engagement at Third level and beyond - some challenges for the 'mainstreaming' agenda'
Khoo, S. (2006) 'Development Education, Citizenship and Civic engagement at Third level and beyond - some challenges for the 'mainstreaming' agenda'. POLICY AND PRACTICE: A DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION REVIEW, 1 (3) [Details]
(2005) 'The Millennium Development Goals - A critical discussion'
Khoo, S. (2005) 'The Millennium Development Goals - A critical discussion'. TROCAIRE DEVELOPMENT REVIEW, :43-56 [Details]
(2003) 'Feminist Ethics and Difference’ Review Essay on ‘Differences That Matter’ by Sara Ahmed and ‘Ecofeminist Philosophy’ by Karen Warren. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies'
Khoo, S (2003) 'Feminist Ethics and Difference’ Review Essay on ‘Differences That Matter’ by Sara Ahmed and ‘Ecofeminist Philosophy’ by Karen Warren. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies'. Irish Journal Of Feminist Studies, 5 (1-2):144-149 [Details]
(2001) 'Women’s Education - for what?’ Review of ‘Gender, Education and Development’ edited by Christine Heward and S. Bunwaree. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies'
Khoo, S (2001) 'Women’s Education - for what?’ Review of ‘Gender, Education and Development’ edited by Christine Heward and S. Bunwaree. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies'. Irish Journal Of Feminist Studies, 4 (1):116-121 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) '‘Development Studies’'
Khoo, S. (2015) '‘Development Studies’' In: International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Environmental Sciences section. Amsterdam: Elsevier. [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'Solidarity, equity and rights-based to health provision'
Khoo, S (2015) 'Solidarity, equity and rights-based to health provision' In: Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2015. London: Commonwealth Secretariat. [Details]
(2015) 'Development education and research at Third-Level in Ireland'
Khoo, Su-ming; Coate, Kelly; Wrenn, Carol (2015) 'Development education and research at Third-Level in Ireland' In: Policy and Practice: A development Education review Tenth Anniversary Edition. Belfast: Centre for Global Education. [Details]
(2014) 'Education for sustainable development: reimagining scholarships and research'
Khoo, S (2014) 'Education for sustainable development: reimagining scholarships and research' In: Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2014/15. London: Commonwealth Secretariat. [Details]
(2014) 'Strengthening Development Education Practice in the Higher Education Sector: Reimagining research'
Khoo, S (2014) 'Strengthening Development Education Practice in the Higher Education Sector: Reimagining research' In: Development Education in Policy and Practice. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2014) 'Public goods: from market efficiency to democratic effectiveness’'
Khoo, S. (2014) 'Public goods: from market efficiency to democratic effectiveness’' In: Commonwealth Governance Handbook 2013/14. London: Commonwealth Secretariat. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Sustainable Development of What? Contesting Global Development Concepts and Measures'
Khoo, S (2013) 'Sustainable Development of What? Contesting Global Development Concepts and Measures' In: Methods of Sustainability Research in the Social Sciences. London: Sage. [Details]
(2013) 'Between engagement and citizenship - Scholarship, public policy and their others'
Khoo, S (2013) 'Between engagement and citizenship - Scholarship, public policy and their others' In: Engaged Scholarship: Education and the Political Project of Engagement and Disengagement. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers. [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Putting the 'public' back into public health'
Khoo, S. (2013) 'Putting the 'public' back into public health' In: Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2013. Cambridge: Commonwealth Secretariat/ Nexus Strategic Partnerships. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Re-routing the postcolonial university: educating for citizenship in managed times'
Khoo, S (2012) 'Re-routing the postcolonial university: educating for citizenship in managed times' In: in Vanessa Andreotti and Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza (Eds). Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education London and new York: Routledge/ Taylor and Francis. New York and Abingdon: Routledge. [Details]
(2012) 'The role of the citizen consumer: alternative consumer actvisim and the rights to health and development'
Khoo, S (2012) 'The role of the citizen consumer: alternative consumer actvisim and the rights to health and development' In: Commonwealth Health Partnerships 2012. Cambridge, UK: Commonwealth Secretariat/ Nexus Strategic Partnerships. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Educating within culture and human rights: what can a capabilities approach add?'
Khoo, S (2012) 'Educating within culture and human rights: what can a capabilities approach add?' In: NAM Yearbook on Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, Edited by Hashemi, K. & Briskman, L. Tehran: NAM Centre for Human Rights and Cultural Diversity. [Details]
(2010) '‘Movements, Mobilities and the Politics of Hazardous Waste’'
Khoo, S and Rau, H (2010) '‘Movements, Mobilities and the Politics of Hazardous Waste’' In: C. Rootes and L. Leonard (eds) Environmental Movements and Waste Infrastructure. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2007) 'Globalization, terror and the future of ‘development’ - citizenship beyond bare life?'
Khoo, S. (2007) 'Globalization, terror and the future of ‘development’ - citizenship beyond bare life?' In: in Mullard, M. & Cole, B. (Eds). Globalization, Citizenship and the War on Terror. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. [Details]
(2004) 'Think Tanks and Malaysian Development'
Khoo, S. (2004) 'Think Tanks and Malaysian Development' In: in Denham, Andrew and Diane Stone (eds) Think Tank Traditions. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(1999) 'Envisioning the Malaysian Nation: Ethnic nationalism or corporate capitalism'
Khoo, S. (1999) 'Envisioning the Malaysian Nation: Ethnic nationalism or corporate capitalism' In: Nationalisms Old and New. Basingstoke: Macmillan. [Details]
(1998) 'Think tanks and intellectual participation in Malaysian discourses of development'
Khoo, S. (1998) 'Think tanks and intellectual participation in Malaysian discourses of development' In: Think Tanks Across Nations. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2007) Annual Conference on Development and Change
Khoo, S. (2007) A Tale of Two Tigers? Growth, Public Policy and Regional Models in Ireland and Malaysia Annual Conference on Development and Change [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) Development's futures e-book
Khoo, S., Healy, C. (2007) Editor: Development's futures e-book Development's futures e-book [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2009) 'Heritage, Sustainability, and Healthy Communities: Thinking about the Future Today'
Khoo, S. & Leyden, K (2009) 'Heritage, Sustainability, and Healthy Communities: Thinking about the Future Today' Heritage Outlook Winter 2009-Spring 2010, :32-37. [Details]
(2001) 'Review of Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions'
Khoo, S. (2001) 'Review of Development Theory: Deconstructions/ Reconstructions' Ethnic Conflict Digest, 4 (2) :30-30. [Details]
(2000) 'Review of The Clash of Civilizations: Asian Responses, edited by Salim Rashid'
Khoo, S. (2000) 'Review of The Clash of Civilizations: Asian Responses, edited by Salim Rashid' Ethnic Conflict Digest, 2 :24-24. [Details]
(1998) 'Review of Clash of Cultures by Brian Fagan'
Khoo, S. (1998) 'Review of Clash of Cultures by Brian Fagan' Ethnic Conflict Digest, 2 :4-5. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2014) Society for Women in Philosophy: promoting women in philosophy,
Khoo, S. (2014) Engaging ethics in Higher Education. [Invited Oral Presentation], Society for Women in Philosophy: promoting women in philosophy, NUI Galway , 22-MAR-14 - 22-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014) Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference,
Khoo, S. (2014) The role of the University and the (global) ethics of engagement. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sociological Association of Ireland Postgraduate Conference, NUI, Galway , 07-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14. [Details]
(2014) Canadian Society of the Study of Higher education (CSSHE),
Khoo, S (2014) Internationalising Higher education in Irekland...some ethical questions EIHE Project Open Session. [Chaired Session], Canadian Society of the Study of Higher education (CSSHE), Brock University, ON, Canada , 29-MAY-14 - 29-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Irish Forum for Global Health Conference 2014,
Kulsomboon, V.; Khoo, S (2014) CIVIL SOCIETY-GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIPS FOR HEALTH PROTECTION BANNING ASBESTOS IN THAILAND. [International Refereed Conference], Irish Forum for Global Health Conference 2014, Trinity College Dublin , 05-NOV-14 - 06-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) DSAI Annual Conference 2014,
Khoo, S. (2014) Higher education cooperation and global structural challenge. [Plenary Lecture], DSAI Annual Conference 2014, Dublin , 27-NOV-14 - 28-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) DSAI Annual Conference 2014,
Khoo, S (2014) ‘A New Agenda for Higher Education and Development- integrating scholarships for sustainable human development’. [National Refereed Conference Paper], DSAI Annual Conference 2014, Dublin , 27-NOV-14 - 28-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) DSAI Postgraduate Conference,
Khoo, S (2014) Creating alternative alliances on the battlefield of ideas - a response to Peadar Kirby. [Invited Oral Presentation], DSAI Postgraduate Conference, Development Studies Cntre, kimmage, Dublin , 19-JUN-14 - 19-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education,
Khoo, S (2014) Higher Education Internationalization(s) and the crisis of the competition state - w(h)ither the humanities?. [International Refereed Conference], Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada , 25-MAY-14 - 25-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Intellectual autonomy and Social/Global Accountability in Higher Education in Times of Crises - International Lessons,
Khoo, S (2014) Higher Education as a space for debates about alternative futures. [Conference Paper], Intellectual autonomy and Social/Global Accountability in Higher Education in Times of Crises - International Lessons, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada , 29-MAY-14 - 29-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Ethical Engagement: representing local and global inequalities in public communication, teaching and research,
Khoo, S (2014) Engaging Ethics. [Plenary Lecture], Ethical Engagement: representing local and global inequalities in public communication, teaching and research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada , 22-MAY-14 - 22-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Ethical Engagement - Representing Local and Global Inequalities in Public Communication, Teaching and Research,
Khoo, S (2014) Developing Socially Accountable Communication Strategies. [Keynote Address], Ethical Engagement - Representing Local and Global Inequalities in Public Communication, Teaching and Research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada , 21-MAY-14 - 21-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) XVIII World Congress of Sociology,
Khoo, S., Kulsomboon, V (2014) Protecting The Health Consumer Health Capabilities and Collective Agency versus ‘Patient Choice. [International Refereed Conference], XVIII World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan , 13-JUL-14 - 19-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) RIA Future Earth Townhall,
Khoo, S (2014) Re-orienting Irish perspectives on global development towards sustainable human development. [Invited Oral Presentation], RIA Future Earth Townhall, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin , 17-SEP-14 - 17-SEP-14. [Details]
(2014) Conference on Internationalisation: Myths, Realities, Challenges & Opportunities,
Khoo, S., Torres, A. (2014) From Transactional to Transformative Internationalisation of Higher Education: progressing from exposure to learning. [International Refereed Conference], Conference on Internationalisation: Myths, Realities, Challenges & Opportunities, DIT, Dublin , 29-SEP-14 - 30-SEP-14. [Details]
(2013) Visiting Postgraduate Seminar,,
Khoo, Su-ming (2013) Life Cycle and Magic Words: a roadmap for PhD supervision in the social sciences and humanities. [Chaired Session], Visiting Postgraduate Seminar,, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Melbourne , 19-APR-13 - 19-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) Discussion paper,
Khoo, Su-ming (2013) Putting the ‘public’ back into public health and health rights - complex challenges of health governance in developmental transitions. [Invited Lecture], Discussion paper, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok , 11-APR-13 - 11-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) Workshop on the Global Right to Health,
Khoo, S (2013) The Global Right to Health: What does a capabilities approach add for the vulnerable and disadvantaged?. [Keynote Address], Workshop on the Global Right to Health, Swinburne Institute for Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia , 22-APR-13 - 25-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) DSAI Seminar: Development and the Governance Agenda,
Khoo, S. (2013) Putting the ‘public’ back into public health: Complex challenges of health governance in developmental transitions. [National Refereed Conference Paper], DSAI Seminar: Development and the Governance Agenda, Dublin Ciity University , 13-FEB-13 - 13-FEB-13. [Details]
(2013) Invited Lecture,
Khoo, Su-ming (2013) The Global Right to Health: What does a capabilities approach add for the vulnerable and disadvantaged. [Invited Lecture], Invited Lecture, Social research Institute, Chulalongkorn University , 10-APR-13 - 03-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) Health and Gender Equity in a Period of Global Crisis,
Khoo,S. (2013) ACCOUNTING FOR THE SILENCES: CRITICAL DEVELOPMENT THEORY AFTER THE MDGS. [Oral Presentation], Health and Gender Equity in a Period of Global Crisis, Galway Bay Hotel, Galway , 29-NOV-13 - 29-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) Ryan Institute research day,
Khoo, S and Kulsomboon, V (2013) Consumer health protection and asbestos: the role of civil society in Asia. [Oral Presentation], Ryan Institute research day, NUI Galway , 24-SEP-13 - 24-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds,
Khoo, S (2013) Human rights and the (de)-politicisation of development’s futures? : Critical development after the MDGs. [International Refereed Conference], 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds, University of Manchester, Manchester , 05-AUG-13 - 10-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) American Educational Research Association,
Khoo, S (2013) Between Engagement and Citizenship: Scholarship, public policy and their others. [Chaired Session], American Educational Research Association, San Francisco , 26-APR-13 - 02-MAY-13. [Details]
(2013) Threesis,
Khoo, S (2013) Putting the public back into public goods. [Oral Presentation], Threesis, An Taibhdhearc Theatre Galway , 12-DEC-13 - 12-DEC-13. [Details]
(2013) Seminar, Health Consumer Protection Program,
Khoo, Su-ming (2013) Global consumer health activism and complex health reforms: between health rights and consumer choice. [Invited Lecture], Seminar, Health Consumer Protection Program, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok , 09-APR-13 - 09-JAN-13. [Details]
(2012) Centre for Envrionment Development and Sustainability (CEDS) Research Seminar,
Khoo, S & Walsh, A (2012) Regenerating education from below - critical pedagogy in alternative development niches. [Invited Lecture], Centre for Envrionment Development and Sustainability (CEDS) Research Seminar, NUI Galway , 23-MAR-12 - 23-MAR-12. [Details]
(2012) Development education Day, School of Education, 15 February 2012,
Khoo, S (2012) Development, education and development education: what ARE the connections?. [Oral Presentation], Development education Day, School of Education, 15 February 2012, NUI Galway , 15-FEB-12 - 15-FEB-12. [Details]
(2012) The Leading Edge: International Development in Asia 2020,
Khoo, S. (2012) Discussant for Trocaire Leading Edge: International Development in Asia Report launch. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Leading Edge: International Development in Asia 2020, Dublin , 13-SEP-12 - 13-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012) International Conference on Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Education,
Khoo, S (2012) Cooperating for imperfect justice: taking the beautiful risk of education for human rights. [Keynote Address], International Conference on Cultural Diversity and Human Rights Education, Tabriz, Iran , 01-JUL-12 - 03-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012) Global Studies Association Conference,
Khoo, S. (2012) Is another globalization of health possible? Global consumer health activism and complex health reforms. [Chaired Session], Global Studies Association Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University , 05-JUL-12 - 07-JUL-12. [Details]
(2012) Development Studies Association Ireland 2012: Responding to global crises, linking research, policy & practice,
Khoo, Su-ming (2012) Engaging public scholarship for development:: un/re thinking the academic contribution. [Invited Oral Presentation], Development Studies Association Ireland 2012: Responding to global crises, linking research, policy & practice, Dublin City University , 05-SEP-12 - 05-SEP-12. [Details]
(2012) Development Studies Association Ireland: Responding to Global Crises, linking research, policy and practice,
Khoo, Su-ming (2012) Healthy Public Scholarship: Integrating human development, human rights and global health. [Poster Presentation], Development Studies Association Ireland: Responding to Global Crises, linking research, policy and practice, Dublin City University , 05-SEP-12 - 05-SEP-12. [Details]
(2011) Health System Reform in Asia conference,
Khoo, S. (2011) Consumer activism and global health reforms: between health rights and consumer choice,. [International Refereed Conference], Health System Reform in Asia conference, Hong Kong University , 09-DEC-11 - 12-DEC-11. [Details]
(2011) Trocaire Human Rights Summer School,
Khoo, S (2011) Khoo, S. (2011) What has consumer activism got to do with human rights?. [Chaired Session], Trocaire Human Rights Summer School, Dublin, DCU , 04-JUL-11 - 08-JUL-11. [Details]
(2011) Health Promotion Centre Annual Conference,
Khoo, S (2011) Khoo, S. (2011) Reinterpreting the consumer citizen Poster presented30 June 2011. [Poster Presentation], Health Promotion Centre Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 30-JUN-11 - 30-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) NAMCHRCD/ICRC Cultures in support of humanity conference,
Khoo, S. (2011) (2011) Educating within culture and human rights: what can a capabilities approach add?. [International Refereed Conference], NAMCHRCD/ICRC Cultures in support of humanity conference, Tehran , 23-NOV-11 - 27-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011) International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS),
Davison, K., Khoo, S. and Keane, E. (2011) Methodological Challenges of International, Multi-Site, Research on Higher Education Students' Global Citizenship and Diversity Literacies. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College Limerick , 24-JUN-11 - 26-JUN-11. [Details]
(2011) ESAI Annual conference,
Khoo, S (2011) Keane, Davison, and Khoo, S. (2011) ‘Exploring global citizenship and diversity literacies with higher education students through an international research project’ paper presented at , , 14-16 April 2011. [National Refereed Conference Paper], ESAI Annual conference, CICE, Dublin , 14-APR-11 - 16-APR-11. [Details]
(2010) Global Studies Association conference,
Khoo, S. (2010) Khoo, S (2010) Re-interpreting the Consumer Citizen within the frames of global public citizenship and rights ,-3 September 2010. [International Refereed Conference], Global Studies Association conference, Merton College, Oxford , 01-SEP-10 - 03-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) Irish Forum for Global Health Conference 29-30 November 2010,
Khoo, S. (2010) The Right to Health and the Right to Development: conceptual, legal and activist foundations. [Poster Presentation], Irish Forum for Global Health Conference 29-30 November 2010, DCU Dublin , 29-NOV-10 - 30-NOV-10. [Details]
(2010) Symposium on Economic Social and Cultural Rights,
Khoo, S. (2010) The Right to Food Legal, political and human implications for a food security agenda , June 12, 2010. [Invited Lecture], Symposium on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, School of International Relations Tehran , 10-JUN-10 - 15-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) Education and Empire Conference,
Khoo, S. (2010) Khoo, S (2010) Reading globalization(s) of higher education through a postcolonial frame: …from silenced subjectivities to transformative solidarities?. [International Refereed Conference], Education and Empire Conference, Galway , 24-JUN-10 - 26-JUN-10. [Details]
(2010) SAI Annual Conference,
Khoo, S. and Murphy, M. (2010) Reimagining the public in the current crisis Giving public goods and public scholarship their due , 7-9 May 2010. [National Refereed Conference Paper], SAI Annual Conference, Belfast , 07-MAY-10 - 09-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009) ISSP conference: Social Science Research and Policy making,
Khoo, S. (2009) The Perfect Storm and the crisis of the Public A response from the perspective of public scholarship. [National Refereed Conference Paper], ISSP conference: Social Science Research and Policy making, NUI Galway , 01-DEC-09 - 02-DEC-09. [Details]
(2009) Anthropology & Sociology lecture,
Khoo, S (2009) Reinterpreting the Consumer Citizen The alternative consumer movement and the Right to Health and Development in Malaysia. [Invited Lecture], Anthropology & Sociology lecture, NUI Maynooth , 05-NOV-09 - 05-NOV-09. [Details]
(2009) Campus Engage Conference: Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships: Create, Challenge, Change,
Khoo, S. (2009) For Public Scholarship? Rethinking higher education from the new governmentality to human rights. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Campus Engage Conference: Higher Education and Civic Engagement Partnerships: Create, Challenge, Change, Dublin, Croke Park , 04-JUN-09 - 05-JUN-09. [Details]
(2009) Critical thinking for Development Education conference,
Khoo, S. (2009) Ethical Globalization or Privileged Internationalization? An exploratory comparison of global citizenship, international development and internationalization and higher education in Ireland and Canada,. [Oral Presentation], Critical thinking for Development Education conference, NUI Galway , 03-OCT-09 - 04-OCT-09. [Details]
(2009) Critical thinking for Development Education Conference,
Khoo, S. (2009) International Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Critical thinking for Development Education Conference, Galway 3-4 October 2009 , 03-OCT-09 - 04-OCT-09. [Details]
(2008) Sociological Association of Ireland Conference,
Khoo, S. (2008) A Tale of Two Tigers? Developmental state theory and the renegotiation of politics in Ireland and Malaysia. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Sociological Association of Ireland Conference, NUI Galway , 09-MAY-08 - 05-NOV-08. [Details]
(2008) Workshop on contested landscapes,
Khoo, S. (2008) SSRC Workshop Contested Landscapes. [Invited Oral Presentation], Workshop on contested landscapes, NUI Galway , 28-MAR-08 - 30-MAR-08. [Details]
(2008) SRHE Society for Research in Higher Education Conference,
Khoo, S. (2008) Globalization and the re-imagination of research and education in Irish HEIs through development education. [International Refereed Conference], SRHE Society for Research in Higher Education Conference, Liverpool , 09-DEC-08 - 11-DEC-08. [Details]
(2008) Strengthening Institutions for Development and Poverty Reduction IIIS,
Khoo, S. (2008) Summary discussion on Institutions for Development and Poverty reduction. [Chaired Session], Strengthening Institutions for Development and Poverty Reduction IIIS, IIIS Trinity College Dublin , 04-JUL-08 - 07-APR-08. [Details]
(2008) Development and Citizenship,
Khoo, S. (2008) Development Studies Seminar. [Invited Lecture], Development and Citizenship, UCD Centre for Development Studies , 07-MAR-08 - 03-JUL-08. [Details]
(2008) The Globalisation of Higher Education: Key meanings and Directions For Development Education,
Khoo, S, Lehane, O., Revollo, F. (2008) Critical Thinking: The Galway Symposium on the Future of Universities. [Poster Presentation (Refereed)], The Globalisation of Higher Education: Key meanings and Directions For Development Education, NUI Galway , 05-JUN-08 - 06-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007) Annual Conference on Development and Change. Mission: Promoting Development in a Globalized World,
Khoo, S. (2007) A Tale of Two Tigers: Growth, Public Policy and Regional Models in Ireland and Malaysia. [International Refereed Conference], Annual Conference on Development and Change. Mission: Promoting Development in a Globalized World, Cape Town, South Africa , 09-DEC-07 - 11-DEC-07. [Details]
(2007) Development's Futures,
Khoo, S (2007) Irish Aid Third Level Conference Development studies and Development education. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Development's Futures, NUI Galway , 23-NOV-07 - 25-NOV-07. [Details]
(2007) Activism and Academia- reflections on the contradictions of praxis,
Khoo, S. (2007) Researching Environmental Activism. [Invited Oral Presentation], Activism and Academia- reflections on the contradictions of praxis, NUI Galway , 30-MAR-07 - 30-MAR-07. [Details]
(2007) . Development's Futures,
Khoo, S. (2007) Development of Globalization, Nationalism or Citizenship? Rethinking the unit of analysis for development theory. [National Refereed Conference Paper], . Development's Futures, NUI Galway , 24-NOV-07 - 25-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006) 6th Cambridge Advanced Programme in Rethinking Development Economics,
Khoo, S. (2006) 6th Cambridge Advanced Programme in Rethinking Development Economics. 6th Cambridge Advanced Programme in Rethinking Development Economics, Corpus Christi College Cambridge University , 05-JUL-06 - 19-JUL-06. [Details]
(2006) Linking the Global and the Local: Education for Development in a Globalising World,
Khoo, S., O'Donovan, D. (2006) Capacity Building for Development Education at NUIG. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Linking the Global and the Local: Education for Development in a Globalising World, DCU , 23-MAR-06 - 24-MAR-06. [Details]
(2005) Solas 2005 Exploring Global Relationships,
Khoo, S. (2005) What Future for Development? Renewing the Imagination. [Keynote Address], Solas 2005 Exploring Global Relationships, All Hallows College Dublin , 11-NOV-05 - 11-DEC-05. [Details]
(2005) Environ 2005,
Khoo, S. (2005) Sustainability and competitiveness in a deregulating sector - currents and contradictions in Irish energy policy. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Environ 2005, IT Sligo , 28-JAN-05 - 30-JAN-05. [Details]
(2005) International Conference on Teaching and Learning,
Khoo, S., O'Donovan, D. (2005) Development Education as a Platform for Civic Engagement and Service Learning. [National Refereed Conference Paper], International Conference on Teaching and Learning, NUI Galway , 23-JUN-05 - 23-JUN-05. [Details]
(2005) CELT invited lecture,
Khoo, S. (2005) Revising the roots of progressive education. [Invited Lecture], CELT invited lecture, NUI Galway , 03-NOV-05 - 03-NOV-05. [Details]
(2004) Development Dialogue Lecture Series,
Khoo, S. (2004) The Millennium Development Goals: A Critical Discussion. [Invited Lecture], Development Dialogue Lecture Series, Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor, Dublin , 14-OCT-04 - 14-OCT-04. [Details]
(2004) Conference on Globalisation and Inclusion,
Khoo, S. (2004) The impact of ICT on the mobilization of global development strategies: an examination of three nodes in a Southern network for alternative development. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference on Globalisation and Inclusion, University College, Cork , 31-MAY-04 - 06-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004) Environ 2004 conference,
Khoo, S. (2004) Sustainability and the Renewables Sector - currents and contradictions in Irish energy policy. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Environ 2004 conference, University of Limerick , 30-JAN-04 - 31-JAN-04. [Details]
(2004) Feminism Contesting Globalisation Conference,
Khoo, S. (2004) Knowledge as a frontier of decolonisation: ecofeminism and the reclamation of biodiversity. [International Refereed Conference], Feminism Contesting Globalisation Conference, University College Dublin , 14-JUL-04 - 16-JUL-04. [Details]
(2003) Conference on Global Trade and its Implications for Human Rights,
Khoo, S. (2003) Globalization, Women and Rights. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Conference on Global Trade and its Implications for Human Rights, NUI Galway , 04-OCT-03 - 10-APR-03. [Details]
(2003) Environ 2003,
Khoo, S. (2003) Cultural and Transcultural Directions for Environmental Research. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Environ 2003, NUI Galway , 08-JAN-03 - 01-OCT-03. [Details]
(2002) Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship Conference,
Khoo, S. (2002) Global and Local Justice: Environmental activism and the democratisation of development in Malaysia. [International Refereed Conference], Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship Conference, Copenhagen , 14-FEB-02 - 17-FEB-02. [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning Editorial Board Member 01-SEP-08 /
American Education Research Association member 01-APR-13 / 30-APR-14
Development Studies Association Education Working group co-convenor /
International Sociological Association Member RC 15 Sociology of Health, RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change, TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice /
Cambridge Advanced Programme in Rethinking Development Economics Network of Alternative and Heterodox Development Experts 09-JUL-06 /
Policy and Practice A Development Education Review Editorial Board Member 26-DEC-05 /
Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) National Council and Research Steering Group member 01-APR-05 /
Sociological Association of Ireland Member, IJS reviewer 30-NOV-11 /
World Watch Institute Associate 01-SEP-05 /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Development Studies Association Ireland National Council National Council Member 17-NOV-11 /
NUIG Visual Arts Committee member 07-SEP-09 /
Development Education Advisory Committee Technical Advisory Group 01-MAR-07 / 30-JUN-10
Access Steering Committee Advises on NUIG Access to education schemes 02-SEP-02 /

Outreach Activities

  Description

Development education activities:

Khoo, S (2012) Development, education and development education: what ARE the connections? Development education Day, School of Education, NUI Galway 15 February 2012 http://vimeo.com/36898771


Khoo, S. (2011) Knowledge Sharing and participatory research at NUI Galway workshop, 20 June 2011


Khoo, S. (2011) What has consumer activism got to do with human rights? Trocaire Human Rights Summer School, Dublin, DCU 4 July 2011


Khoo, S (2011) Learning from Crises, Bridging the Gap’ community education resource launch, Galway City Museum 13 April 2011 (Winner: AONTAS Star Awards 2011)

'Bridging the Gap' aims to make the perspectives of the top academics and activists accessible to all by developing a user-friendly,effective, visual resource to support the Adult and Community Education sector. It will do this by bringing the theoretical and practical perspectives of the leading academics and activists to adult learners. This educational resource "Bridging the Gap" will be this consciousness raising tool and will be a catalyst to positive social change


Khoo, S. & Leyden, K. (2010) Connemara Community Radio: discussion with Kevin Leyden ‘Why Community Matters’ Letterfrack, 1 June 2010

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Khoo, S (2011) Learning from Crises, Bridging the Gap’ community education resource launch, Galway City Museum 13 April 2011 (Winner: AONTAS Star Awards 2011)'Bridging the Gap' aims to make the perspectives of the top academics and activists accessible to all by developing a user-friendly,effective, visual resource to support the Adult and Community Education sector. It will do this by bringing the theoretical and practical perspectives of the leading academics and activists to adult learners. /
Outreach Khoo, S. & Leyden, K. (2010) Connemara Community Radio: discussion with Kevin Leyden ‘Why Community Matters’ Letterfrack, 1 June 2010 /
Outreach Development education activities: /
Outreach Khoo, S. (2011) What has consumer activism got to do with human rights? Trocaire Human Rights Summer School, Dublin, DCU 4 July 2011 /
Outreach Khoo, S. (2011) Knowledge Sharing and participatory research workshop 20-JUN-11 / 20-JUN-11

Other Activities

  Description

Vice Dean for Internationalisation, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are predominantly in critical studies of international development, postcolonial approaches and international activism. 

Taught courses:

Postgraduate
LL.M. Economic Social and Cultural Rights: LW 537 Human Rights and Development
MA Public Advocacy and Activism: FA 551 Social and Political Context of International Public Advocacy and Activism
MA Culture and Colonialism (with Dr Tony Varley) SP544 Political Economy of Development and Neocolonialism
MA Community Development: SP713 Development in International Context 

Undergraduate
BA (Final Year) SP404 Development and Change
BA (First Year) SP158 Introduction to Sociology and Politics  
BA (First Year) SP159 Concepts and Practices in Sociology and Politics

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Clionadh O Keeffe Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor
Chiara Costanzo Doctorate - Ph.D.(Arts) Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester 2/ 2011-12 Development in International Context MA Community Development: Course placing Community Development in context of International Development
Semester 1/ 2011-12 Politics of Development and Neocolonialism MA Culture and Colonialism: Introduction to political economy of 'development' and neocolonialism, Ireland
Semester 1/ 2011-12 Development and Change UG Final year Critical Introduction to Development Studies - theory, issues and policy
Sem 2/ 2011-12 Human Rights and Development LLM Economic Social and Cultural Rights. Introduction to human rights and development
Semester 1/ 2011-12 Social and Political Context of Public Advocacy and Activism MA Public Advocacy: Introduction to Social and Political Context of International Public Advocacy and Activism
Semester 2/ 2011-12 Concepts and Practices in Sociology and Politics Team-taught Introductory First Year course in Sociology and Politics
Semester 1/ 2011-12 Introduction to Sociology and Politics Team-taught First Year Introductory course