Associate Professor of English
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  • Ph.D., Columbia University

Smith’s scholarly research on Renaissance studies and drama, as well as post-colonial literature, has appeared in numerous publications. His new book Race and Rhetoric in the Renaissance: Barbarian Errors, explores how linguistic rehabilitation identified the African as the outsider while boosting England’s self image. His next book project, titled Fabricated Identities: Racial Cross-Dressing on the Early Modern Stage, will examine racial prosthetics (early modern blackface) and their material implications in the early modern era.