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Associate Professor Mary Zournazi

Associate Professor Mary Zournazi


Mary Zournazi is an Australian writer and philosopher. She teaches in the sociology program at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is the author of several books including Hope – New Philosophies for Change, and Keywords to War ­– Reviving Language in an Age of Terror, and most recently Inventing Peace – a dialogue on perception co-authored with the German film director Wim Wenders.

Her critical interests include philosophy of culture, politics of hope, questions of care, memory, rethinking dementia, notions of belonging, identity and home. She has worked for as a documentary maker for ABC Radio National, and she is currently developing a film essay with Wim Wenders based on our the collaborations on peace.

Current appointment(s)

Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, UNSW