Welcome Emiline Smith!

Published: 25 February 2019

Dr Emiline Smith has joined us as a Lecturer in Trafficking Culture (Sociology)

Dr Emiline Smith joins the School as a Lecturer in Trafficking (Sociology) from the University of Liverpool in Singapore, where she taught on transnational and urban criminology. Prior to coming to Scotland, she obtained a PhD in Criminology from the University of Glasgow and taught at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. 

Emiline’s research concerns the trafficking of ‘special’ commodities, such as antiquities and wildlife. Her research primarily focuses on Asia; she has done fieldwork in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Myanmar and Singapore. She explores how and why participants take part in illicit trade of commodities across borders, and how urban settings, especially so-called ‘global cities’, facilitate such illicit trade. 

Emiline is currently finishing a number of publications based on her doctoral research. She has previously been published in Crime, Media, Culture and Law and Society Review, as well as in several Handbooks. She has just finalized a chapter on transnational crime in Asia in the Research Handbook on Transnational Crime, to be published in 2019. 

Emiline has previously worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant at the University of Hong Kong, the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.

First published: 25 February 2019

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