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 Fellow at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Hong Kong, and a member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, the Trafficking Culture Research Consortium, and the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime. 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 protection, securitization and repatriation of cultural and natural resources, such as antiquities and wildlife. She is further interested in different forms of transnational and white-collar crime. 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 also interested in crimes on and against the ocean. Her research primarily focuses on Asia: she has done related fieldwork in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. 

Emiline advises several non-/governmental organizations about these topics. Her research has been published in numerous journal articles, book chapters, and media articles, and has been funded by a variety of prestigious funding bodies, including the UK Global Challenges Research Fund, the Scottish Government, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Price Bernard Culture Fund and U21. 

Emiline recently wrote and published a children's book titled 'Pema and the Stolen Statue from Dolpa'. The story centres around a young girl named Pema, who learns more about the unique cultural heritage of her region and sets off to return a stolen statue to its rightful place. To learn about the book, order a copy and donate to support efforts to protect Dolpa's cultural heritage, see: www.stolenstatues.com 

Publications

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Number of items: 24.

2023

Smith, E. (2023) The Sun is Setting on the British Museum. [Website]

Smith, E. (2023) Activists Protest at Rubin Museum-Backed Exhibition in Nepal. [Website]

Smith, E. and Thompson, E. L. (2023) A case study of academic facilitation of the global illicit trade in cultural objects: Mary Slusser in Nepal. International Journal of Cultural Property, (doi: 10.1017/S0940739123000048) (Early Online Publication)

Smith, E. (2023) How a Nepali Statue Found Its Way Back Home. [Website]

Smith, E. (2023) The hippie trail: Nepal, South Asia. In: Lynes, A., Kelly, C. and Treadwell, J. (eds.) 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447362197

Smith, E. and Heys, C. (2023) Ethical and mental health considerations for research into trade and trafficking of natural resources. Conservation Letters, 16(2), e12926. (doi: 10.1111/conl.12926)

Smith, E. and Smith, O. (2023) The Maldives: Republic of Maldives, Indian Ocean. In: Lynes, A., Kelly, C. and Treadwell, J. (eds.) 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447362197

Smith, E. (2023) Pema and the Stolen Statue from Dolpa. SAMA.

2022

Smith, E. (2022) Dolpa’s cultural heritage does not belong in a museum. [Website]

Smith, E. (2022) The ongoing quest to return Nepal's looted cultural heritage. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 23(2), pp. 264-271. (doi: 10.1353/gia.2022.0039)

Smith, E. (2022) A Small Community in Nepal Wants Its Stolen God Back. [Website]

Yates, D. and Smith, E. (2022) Museums and the market: passive facilitation of the illicit trade in antiquities. In: Stevenson, A. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Museum Archaeology. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 87-97. ISBN 9780198847526 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198847526.013.11)

Smith, E. (2022) Notes from the field: Dolpa. [Website]

Smith, E. (2022) The Ongoing Looting of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Heritage. [Website]

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)

Smith, E. , Ristiawan, R. and Sudarmadi, T. (2022) Protection and repatriation of cultural heritage – country report: Indonesia. Santander Art and Culture Law Review, 2022(2), pp. 383-406. (doi: 10.4467/2450050XSNR.22.025.17038)

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)

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Number of items: 24.

Articles

Smith, E. and Thompson, E. L. (2023) A case study of academic facilitation of the global illicit trade in cultural objects: Mary Slusser in Nepal. International Journal of Cultural Property, (doi: 10.1017/S0940739123000048) (Early Online Publication)

Smith, E. and Heys, C. (2023) Ethical and mental health considerations for research into trade and trafficking of natural resources. Conservation Letters, 16(2), e12926. (doi: 10.1111/conl.12926)

Smith, E. (2022) The ongoing quest to return Nepal's looted cultural heritage. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 23(2), pp. 264-271. (doi: 10.1353/gia.2022.0039)

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)

Smith, E. , Ristiawan, R. and Sudarmadi, T. (2022) Protection and repatriation of cultural heritage – country report: Indonesia. Santander Art and Culture Law Review, 2022(2), pp. 383-406. (doi: 10.4467/2450050XSNR.22.025.17038)

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)

Books

Smith, E. (2023) Pema and the Stolen Statue from Dolpa. SAMA.

Book Sections

Smith, E. (2023) The hippie trail: Nepal, South Asia. In: Lynes, A., Kelly, C. and Treadwell, J. (eds.) 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447362197

Smith, E. and Smith, O. (2023) The Maldives: Republic of Maldives, Indian Ocean. In: Lynes, A., Kelly, C. and Treadwell, J. (eds.) 50 Dark Destinations: Crime and Contemporary Tourism. Policy Press. ISBN 9781447362197

Yates, D. and Smith, E. (2022) Museums and the market: passive facilitation of the illicit trade in antiquities. In: Stevenson, A. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Museum Archaeology. Series: Oxford handbooks. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 87-97. ISBN 9780198847526 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198847526.013.11)

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. (2023) The Sun is Setting on the British Museum. [Website]

Smith, E. (2023) Activists Protest at Rubin Museum-Backed Exhibition in Nepal. [Website]

Smith, E. (2023) How a Nepali Statue Found Its Way Back Home. [Website]

Smith, E. (2022) Dolpa’s cultural heritage does not belong in a museum. [Website]

Smith, E. (2022) A Small Community in Nepal Wants Its Stolen God Back. [Website]

Smith, E. (2022) Notes from the field: Dolpa. [Website]

Smith, E. (2022) The Ongoing Looting of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Heritage. [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 Thu Apr 18 16:38:42 2024 BST.

Grants

  • 2022-23 ESRC Impact Acceleration Account. Project: ‘Inspiring Nepal’s Future Generation to Protect Cultural & Natural Heritage’ (PI); 
  • 2021-22 SCCJR Development Fund (PI): 'Tracing Informal and Illicit Plastic Waste Disposal in the Maldives' (PI); 
  • 2021-22 SPS ECR Support Fund. Project: ‘Beheaded Buddhas & Empty Stupas: Looting and Trafficking of Sri Lankan Cultural Objects’ (PI);
  • 2020-21 GCRF Small Grants: 'Art, Feathers & Crime: New Approaches to Studying Natural and Cultural Heritage Trafficking in Indonesia' (PI);
  • 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' (PI);
  • 2019-21 GCRF Small Grants (PI): 'Global synchronization and the illicit antiquities trade: understanding community crime prevention in post-earthquake Nepal and Myanmar' (PI). 

Supervision

Dr Smith accepts PhD proposals in the areas of art crime, trafficking and repatriation of cultural objects, wildlife trafficking, green criminology, blue criminology, illicit trade and trafficking 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.