Dr. Emiline SMITH

Dr. Emiline SMITH

Dr Emiline Smith is currently a Lecturer in Art Crime and Criminology at the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She is part of the Trafficking Culture research consortium and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Her research concerns the trafficking of cultural and natural resources. Her research primarily focuses on Asia; she has done fieldwork in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore. She explores how and why participants take part in illicit transnational trade, and how urban settings, especially so-called ‘global cities’, facilitate such trade. Other research and teaching interests include crimes of the powerful, organized crime, and cultural criminology.

Emiline obtained a PhD in Criminology from the University of Glasgow, which focused on how Hong Kong as a global city facilitates illicit trade in art and antiquities. Prior to becoming a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow, she worked as a Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in Singapore and a research and teaching assistant at Victoria University of Wellingon in New Zealand.

Emiline’s current research focuses on the trafficking of cultural and natural resources in Indonesia (funded by the Scottish Council Fund GCRF 2020-2021) and antiquities trafficking in post-earthquake Nepal and Myanmar (funded by the Scottish Council Fund GCRF 2019-2021).

Lecturer
School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow
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Research Area:

  • Transnational crime and illicit markets
  • Trade in cultural and natural resources in Asia
  • Crimes of the powerful
  • White-collar crime
  • Financial crime
  • Organized crime
  • Cultural criminology