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Devin Smart, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Teaching Fields


Research Interests

History of capitalism, food systems, migration, urbanism, environmental history, development, tourism

Courses Offered

Fall 2017

Spring 2018: 


Peer-reviewed research articles

"'Safariland': Tourism, Development and the Marketing of Kenya in the Post-Colonial World," African Studies Review. Forthcoming: September 2018.

"Developing the Racial City: Conflict, Solidarity and Urban Traders in Late-Colonial Mombasa." Journal of Eastern African Studies. 11, no. 3 (2017): 425-441.

Book reviews

"Environmental Politics in Contemporary Africa." Review of The Green State in Africa, by Carl Death. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. Journal of African History. Forthcoming: 59, no. 1 (2018).

Review of Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food, by Candice Goucher. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2014. Food and Foodways: Explorations in the History and Culture of Human Nourishment. 24, nos. 3-4 (2016): 257-259.