Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Washington - Geography
  • M.A., University of Oregon - International Studies
  • B.A., The Evergreen State College - Political Economy and Media (Liberal Arts)

Scholarly Interests

  • social justice and inequality
  • critical development theory
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • colonialism
  • neoliberalism
  • social movements
  • globalization
  • Third World studies
  • race, class and gender
  • political economy
  • media production and criticis

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Smith, R.J. (2014). "Salt in the Wounds: Humanitarianism, Desalination and Water Politics in the Gaza Strip." Geoforum. Submitted, Under Review

Smith, R.J. (2014). "Isolation through Humanitarianism: The Siege on the Gaza Strip." Draft Complete, submitted to Antipode in September, 2014.

Smith, R.J. (Forthcoming) "Punitive Globalization: Sanctions and Siege in Gaza and Iran". Logos. Early draft in progress.

Smith, R. J. (2013). "A Danger to the Region": Subaltern Geopolitics of Palestinians Detained in Israeli Prisons. The Arab World Geographer, 16(1), 75-100.

Smith, R. J. (2012) "Geographies Of Dis/Topia In The Nation State: Israel, Palestine, And The Geographies Of Liberation." Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. Volume 23.2. Spring 2012.

Smith, R. J. (2011) "Graduated incarceration: The Israeli occupation in subaltern geopolitical perspective." Geoforum, 42, 316-328.

Smith, R. J. (2011) "'New Wars' and Classic Imperialism - The Siege on Gaza and the Occupation of the West Bank." Human Geography, 4, 80-99.

Smith, R. J. (2011) "Geographies of Dis/topia in the Nation State: Israel, Palestine, and the Geographies of Liberation." Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Papers Series. Volume 222. 29-50

Smith, R. J. (2011) "National & Transnational Security Regimes: Israel/Palestine." Encyclopedia entry: Brill Online Encyclopedia of Women in Islamic Cultures. 6th Edition.

Smith, R. J. and Sousa, C. (2008) "Army of None: An Insider's Journey" in Security Disarmed: Critical Perspectives on Gender, Race, and Militarization. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick: 2008

Smith, R.J. (Under Revision) "The geography of siege: The geopolitics of isolation as 'humanitarian intervention' and punishment in the globalized world." Geography Compass.

Smith, R.J. " 'A danger to the region:' Subaltern geopolitics of Palestinians detained in Israeli prisons." Arab World Geographer. April 2013.

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