Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Telephone: +971-(0)2 5018483
Dr. Marcellus is a Assistant Professor of Science, Technology and Society in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. She joined Khalifa University in August 2013, after having been a lecturer and library staff member at a small primarily undergraduate university in Ontario, Canada.
During her doctoral studies, Dr. Marcellus was a recipient of the highly competitive Canada Graduate Scholarship from 2005-2008. She completed the Program in University Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada during this time. She has also been Acting Director of Lakehead University’s Technoculture Studies Lab in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Marcellus has taught courses on technology and society, personal information and surveillance, urban life and culture, family sociology, criminology and deviance, as well as courses directly related to her research (everyday technologies and smart/networked domestic spaces and technologies). Since joining KUSTAR, she has developed and teaches courses on introductory sociology, science and technology studies, and the relationship between social life and the built environment. Dr. Marcellus believes that social perspectives should give depth to students’ lives and work outside of her classes. Toward this end, she encourages students to draw on their own expertise, experiences, and ideas to help them master social science concepts.
Currently, Dr. Marcellus is expanding the work she began during her doctoral research, especially as it relates to the sociocultural and infrastructural legacies of post-World War II configurations of households and technologies in North America. She is also continuing her practices as a reflexive teacher and gave a paper about adapting culturally biased course textbooks to local contexts at the 4th QS MAPLE conference in May 2014, which she is also adapting for publication.