Dr Su-Ming Khoo is a Lecturer in the School of Political Science and Sociology and Vice-Dean (Internationalization) for the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has a BA in Anthropology and Geography from University College, London (1990) and a Ph.D in Sociology and Social Policy from Queen’s University, Belfast (1999). Prior to joining NUIG in 1999 she lectured for two years at University College, Cork.
Her major interests are in development, human rights, citizenship, culture, consumer activism, decolonization, ecology, democratization, participation, knowledge advocacy and activism, higher education, globalization and internationalization. Her research and teaching focus on human rights and development, particularly the Right to Food, the Right to Health and the Right to Education, public goods, human development and capability theory, consumer activism, higher education policy and public scholarship.
Her current research projects are on rights, public goods, solidarities and health reforms in complex developmental transitions and on ethics and internationalization in higher education.