Christi Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Global Studies. She is interested in how educational systems, politics, and organizations shape processes of social inclusion and exclusion.
Dr. Smith has published in several academic journals, including the DuBois Review, Law & Social Inquiry, and Race and Justice. Her book, Reparation and Reconciliation: The Rise and Fall of Integrated Higher Education, was reviewed by the American Journal of Sociology, the American Journal of History, and Contemporary Sociology, among others.
Dr. Smith has been a visiting scholar at the University of Aarhus (Denmark) and the University of Mannheim (Germany), and mostly recently taught a service-learning course focused on refugee incorporation at the University of Konstanz (Germany).
Christi graduated from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. After working in refugee services in Copenhagen, policy advising in Washington, DC, and teaching as part of Teach for America in North Carolina, Smith earned a Masters in Education Policy and PhD in Sociology at Indiana University.