Dr Smith, Colin
Dr Smith’s current research examines the culture and politics of youth labor, lifestyles, and counterculture in contemporary Japanese society. A future project will be concerned with cultural strategies of economic and urban development in Tokyo and other world cities.
Dr. Smith received his Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from Yale University. His research examines the relationship between global postindustrial economic change and Japanese social-cultural change since the 1980s. In particular, it focuses on alternative youth lifestyles and the casualization of youth employment in Tokyo. Before joining the faculty at the University of Hong Kong in 2009, Dr. Smith was a JSPS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo, a visiting assistant professor at Swarthmore College, and a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2003-04-01||Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Grant (declined)||Research Achievement|
|2008-08-01||Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, August 2008-July 2009||Research Achievement|
|2006-06-01||Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, August 2006-July 2007||Research Achievement|
|2003-07-01||Fulbright Program IIE Doctoral Fellowship, July 2003-December 2004||Research Achievement|
|2003-04-01||Japan Foundation Doctoral Research Grant (declined)||Research Achievement|
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|09/2010 - 08/2014||Member||Association for Asian Studies|
|09/2010 - 08/2014||Member||American Anthropological Association|
|09/2011 - 08/2014||Member||Society for Urban, National, Transnational Anthropology|
|09/2012 - 08/2014||Member||Society for Economic Anthropology|
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