Dr Emiline Smith

  • Lecturer in Criminology (Sociology)

Biography

Dr Emiline Smith is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences. She is a member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, the Trafficking Culture Research Consortium, and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. She is also a Fellow at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong, and an advisor for the Nepal Heritage Recovery Campaign. Prior to becoming a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, Emiline obtained a PhD in Criminology at the University of Glasgow and worked as a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Liverpool in Singapore. 

Emiline’s research concerns the trafficking of cultural and natural resources, such as antiquities and wildlife. Her research primarily focuses on Asia; she has done fieldwork in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. She explores how and why participants take part in illicit transnational trades, and how urban settings, especially so-called ‘global cities’, facilitate such trade. She is further interested in plastic waste disposal and its impact on marine environments.

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2022

Brodie, N., Kersel, M. M., Mackenzie, S. , Sabrine, I., Smith, E. and Yates, D. (2022) Why there is still an illicit trade in cultural objects and what we can do about it. Journal of Field Archaeology, 47(2), pp. 117-130. (doi: 10.1080/00934690.2021.1996979)

2021

Smith, E. (2021) Evaluating the transformative potential of photovoice for research into the global illicit trade in cultural objects. In: Oosterman, N. and Yates, D. (eds.) Crime and Art: Sociological and Criminological Perspectives of Crimes in the Art World. Series: Studies in art, heritage, law and the market (1). Springer: Cham, pp. 63-78. ISBN 9783030848552 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-84856-9_5)

Smith, E. (2021) In Myanmar, protests harness creativity and humor. [Website]

Thompson, E. L. and Smith, E. (2021) Stumbling towards repatriation. [Website]

2019

Smith, E. (2019) Transnational crime in Asia: causes, effects, challenges. In: Mitsilegas, V., Hufnagel, S. and Moiseienko, A. (eds.) Research Handbook on Transnational Crime. Series: Research handbooks on globalisation and the law. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 472-481. ISBN 9781784719432 (doi: 10.4337/9781784719449.00039)

Yates, D. and Smith, E. (2019) Antiquities trafficking and the provenance problem. In: Milosch, J. and Pearce, N. (eds.) Collecting and Provenance: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland, pp. 385-394. ISBN 9781538127568

Smith, E. and Yates, D. (2019) The role of provenance in illicit antiquities research: an overview. In: Milosch, J. and Pearce, N. (eds.) Collecting and Provenance: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD. ISBN 9781538127575

2018

Smith, E. , Hübschle, A. and Yates, D. (2018) Heritage, Culture and Rights: Challenging Legal Discourses. By Andrea Durbach and Lucas Lixinski (Eds.). Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017. Law and Society Review, 52(2), pp. 537-540. (doi: 10.1111/lasr.12333)[Book Review]

2017

Yates, D., Mackenzie, S. and Smith, E. (2017) The cultural capitalists: notes on the ongoing reconfiguration of trafficking culture in Asia. Crime, Media, Culture, 13(2), pp. 245-254. (doi: 10.1177/1741659017700947)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 28 12:53:49 2022 BST.
Number of items: 9.

Articles

Brodie, N., Kersel, M. M., Mackenzie, S. , Sabrine, I., Smith, E. and Yates, D. (2022) Why there is still an illicit trade in cultural objects and what we can do about it. Journal of Field Archaeology, 47(2), pp. 117-130. (doi: 10.1080/00934690.2021.1996979)

Yates, D., Mackenzie, S. and Smith, E. (2017) The cultural capitalists: notes on the ongoing reconfiguration of trafficking culture in Asia. Crime, Media, Culture, 13(2), pp. 245-254. (doi: 10.1177/1741659017700947)

Book Sections

Smith, E. (2021) Evaluating the transformative potential of photovoice for research into the global illicit trade in cultural objects. In: Oosterman, N. and Yates, D. (eds.) Crime and Art: Sociological and Criminological Perspectives of Crimes in the Art World. Series: Studies in art, heritage, law and the market (1). Springer: Cham, pp. 63-78. ISBN 9783030848552 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-84856-9_5)

Smith, E. (2019) Transnational crime in Asia: causes, effects, challenges. In: Mitsilegas, V., Hufnagel, S. and Moiseienko, A. (eds.) Research Handbook on Transnational Crime. Series: Research handbooks on globalisation and the law. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 472-481. ISBN 9781784719432 (doi: 10.4337/9781784719449.00039)

Yates, D. and Smith, E. (2019) Antiquities trafficking and the provenance problem. In: Milosch, J. and Pearce, N. (eds.) Collecting and Provenance: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland, pp. 385-394. ISBN 9781538127568

Smith, E. and Yates, D. (2019) The role of provenance in illicit antiquities research: an overview. In: Milosch, J. and Pearce, N. (eds.) Collecting and Provenance: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD. ISBN 9781538127575

Book Reviews

Smith, E. , Hübschle, A. and Yates, D. (2018) Heritage, Culture and Rights: Challenging Legal Discourses. By Andrea Durbach and Lucas Lixinski (Eds.). Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2017. Law and Society Review, 52(2), pp. 537-540. (doi: 10.1111/lasr.12333)[Book Review]

Website

Smith, E. (2021) In Myanmar, protests harness creativity and humor. [Website]

Thompson, E. L. and Smith, E. (2021) Stumbling towards repatriation. [Website]

This list was generated on Tue Jun 28 12:53:49 2022 BST.

Grants

  • 2021-22 SCCJR Development Fund (PI): 'Tracing Informal and Illicit Plastic Waste Disposal in the Maldives' 
  • 2020-21 GCRF Small Grants (PI): 'Art, Feathers & Crime: New Approaches to Studying Natural and Cultural Heritage Trafficking in Indonesia'
  • 2020-21 U21 Researcher Resilience Fund (PI): New Research and Teaching Pathways in the Digital Age: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities for Criminologists and Sociologists During Covid-19' 
  • 2019-21 GCRF Small Grants (PI): 'Global synchronization and the illicit antiquities trade: understanding community crime prevention in post-earthquake Nepal and Myanmar'

Supervision

Dr Smith accepts PhD proposals in the areas of art crime, antiquities trafficking, illicit trade networks, and global and comparative criminology. Those interested in studying with her are asked to include both their CV and an abridged project proposal in any inquiries.

Teaching

Current

Postgraduate

  • The Global Criminal Economy (Course Convener & Lecturer)
  • Antiquities Trafficking and Repatriation (Course Convener & Lecturer)
  • Criminological Perspectives on Security and Globalisation (Lecturer)

Past

Undergraduate

  • Sociology 2A (Lecturer)

Postgraduate

  • Art Crime (Course Convener & Lecturer)
  • Antiquities Trafficking (Course Convener & Lecturer)
  • Repatriation, Restitution, Return (Course Convener & Lecturer)