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Dr Smith, Colin

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Honorary Assistant Professor

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Dr Smith, Colin

Title:
Honorary Assistant Professor

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Short Biography:

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.

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
Yale UniversityPhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Biography

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.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2003-04-01Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Grant (declined)
Research Achievement
2008-08-01Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, August 2008-July 2009
Research Achievement
2006-06-01Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, August 2006-July 2007
Research Achievement
2003-07-01Fulbright Program IIE Doctoral Fellowship, July 2003-December 2004
Research Achievement
2003-04-01Japan Foundation Doctoral Research Grant (declined)
Research Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
09/2010 - 08/2014MemberAssociation for Asian Studies
09/2010 - 08/2014MemberAmerican Anthropological Association
09/2011 - 08/2014MemberSociety for Urban, National, Transnational Anthropology
09/2012 - 08/2014MemberSociety for Economic Anthropology
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