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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Professor, School of Human Evoiution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
PO Box 872402
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402


  • Professor, School of Human Evoiution and Social Change, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • BA, Anthropology, Brandeis University, 1974
  • PhD, Anthropology, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

Journal Articles


Dennehy, T., B. W. Stanley and M. E. Smith. 2016. Social inequality and access to services in premodern cities. Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 27(1):143-160. DOI: 10.1111/apaa.12079. (link )

Smith, M. E., T. Dennehy, A. Kamp-Whittaker, B. W. Stanley, B. L. Stark and A. M. York. 2016. Conceptual approaches to service provision in cities throughout history. Urban Studies 53(8):1874-1590. DOI: 10.1177/0042098015577915. (link )

Smith, M. E., B. L. Stark, W. Chuang, T. J. Dennehy, S. L. Harlan, A. Kamp-Whittaker, B. W. Stanley and A. M. York. 2016. Comparative methods for premodern cities: Coding for governance and class mobility. Cross-Cultural Research 50(5):415-451. DOI: 10.1177/1069397116665824. (link )

Stanley, B. W., T. J. Dennehy, M. E. Smith, B. L. Stark, A. M. York, G. L. Cowgill, J. Novic and J. Ek. 2016. Service access in premodern cities: An exploratory comparison of spatial equity. Journal of Urban History 42(1):121-144. DOI: 10.1177/0096144214566969. (link )


Stanley, B. W., B. L. Stark, K. L. Johnston and M. E. Smith. 2012. Urban open spaces in historical perspective: A transdisciplinary typology and analysis. Urban Geography 33(8):1089-1117. DOI: 10.2747/0272-3638.33.8.1089. (link )


York, A. M., M. E. Smith, B. W. Stanley, B. L. Stark, J. Novic, S. L. Harlan, G. L. Cowgill and C. G. Boone. 2011. Ethnic and class-based clusering through the ages: A transdisciplinary approach to urban social patterns. Urban Studies 48(11):2399-2415.