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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Danielle Taana Smith

Danielle Smith portrait

Professor, African American Studies

Director, Renée Crown University Honors Program

African American Studies

306 Bowne Hall

dsmith33@syr.edu


Education

PhD, Sociology (University of South Carolina, Columbia)

MBA, Business Administration (Saint Martin’s College)

AB, Russian Studies, (Dartmouth College)

Research and Teaching Interests

Gender studies; population displacement and migration; post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction; global health/development; Africa and its diaspora; the United States

Book Publication

2009 Linke, Uli and Danielle T. Smith. (editors). Cultures of fear: A critical reader. Pluto Press, London.

Selected Publications

2020 McKnight, L., Ramnarine-Rieks, A., Smith, D., Rayi, P., Mathe, E. and Karume, K. Cognitive cloud to edge systems for remote real time monitoring: CO2 sensing at Mount Nyiragongo Volcano, employing the Internet Backpack. CogSIMA IEEE Conference Proceedings, August 2020.

2019 McKnight, L. Smith, D., Salas-Castro, A. and Belli, L. Sustainable development by Internet Backpack in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia and Costa Rica. Proceedings of the IEEE.

2017 Smith, Danielle. Diaspora, citizenship and post-conflict economic reconstruction: Examining the dual citizenship debate in Liberia. Liberian Studies Journal, 38(2): 93-126.

2015 Jappah, Vincent and Danielle T. Smith. Global governmentality: Biosecurity in the era of infectious diseases. Global Public Health, 10(10): 1139-1156 (lead article).

2013 Jappah, Vincent and Danielle T. Smith. Transitional justice: Prioritizing truth commissions or international tribunals to ensure healing and reconciliation. Journal of International and Global Studies. 5(1): 1-15.

2012 Jappah, Vincent and Danielle T. Smith. ‘State sponsored famine’: Conceptualizing politically induced famine as a crime against humanity. Journal of International and Global Studies, 4(1): 17-31 (lead article).

Selected Op-Ed Essays

2021 Smith, Danielle T. Images of the Capitol riot reflect a national crisis. History News Network, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University. https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/178704, January 2021.

2020 Smith, Danielle T. One that is down fears no fall. The Hill, https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/531964-one-that-is-down-fears-no-fall, December 2020.

2020 Smith, Danielle T. The metaphysics of American urban violence. LA Progressive https://www.laprogressive.com/american-urban-violence, November 2020.

2020 Smith, Danielle T. The coming election and the political state of fugue. History News Network, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University. https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/177684, October 2020.

2020 Smith, Danielle T. The coming election and the political state of fugue. Reprint: LA Progressive, https://www.laprogressive.com/political-state-of-fugue/, October 2020.

2020 Smith, Danielle T. Black Lives Matter is a continuum of black protest over centuries. Truthout, https://truthout.org/articles/black-lives-matter-is-a-continuum-of-black-protest-over-centuries/

2020 Smith, Danielle T. September 15, 2020. (Blog) UN Human Rights Chief calls for ‘Urgent and profound action to combat systemic racism’ in US. Syracuse University News. https://news.syr.edu/blog/2020/09/15/un-human-rights-chief-calls-for-urgent-and-profound-action-to-combat-systemic-racism-in-us/

2020 Smith, Danielle T. August 18, 2020. We must acknowledge racial prejudice in the classroom. The Daily Orange (Syracuse University student news organization), Syracuse, NY.

http://dailyorange.com/2020/08/professor-must-acknowledge-racial-prejudice-classroom/

2020 Smith, Danielle T. July 29, 2020. Claiming Black on Black violence blames the victime. The Post Standard. https://www.syracuse.com/opinion/2020/07/claiming-black-on-black-violence-blames-the-victim-commentary.html

2020 Smith, Danielle T. June 25, 2020. Racism and the fallacy of a few bad apples. The Post Standard. https://www.syracuse.com/opinion/2020/06/racism-and-the-fallacy-of-a-few-bad-apples-commentary.html

2019 Smith, Danielle T. December 12, 2019. #NotAgainSU: Universities can teach and lead on important societal issues. The Post Standard. https://www.syracuse.com/opinion/2019/12/notagainsu-universities-can-teach-and-lead-on-important-societal-issues-commentary.html

2019 Smith, Danielle T. December 2, 2019. For sustainable change, all campus stakeholders must be involved. The Daily Orange (Syracuse University student news organization), Syracuse, NY. http://dailyorange.com/2019/12/sustainable-change-campus-stakeholders-must-involved/