Ann Black researches in the field of comparative law and legal pluralism, with particular interest in the law and legal cultures of Asia and in Islamic law. She teaches two comparative law courses in the undergraduate program - Asian Legal Systems and Introduction to Islamic law - as well as in the substantive fields of criminal law and legal method. Ann also teaches into and co-ordinates courses in the School's Master's program. She is a co-author with Gary Bell, of Law and Legal Institutions of Asia: Traditions, adaptations and innovations (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and Modern Perspectives on Islamic Law, with Hossein Esmaeili and Nadirsyah Hosen, (Edward Elgar, 2013).
Ann was the Deputy Director, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law; Director, Post-Graduate Course Programs and the School's advisor to International students.