Position

Lecturer
School of History and International Relations

Biography

I am a Vice-Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of International Studies. I have previously held research positions at the Australian Institute of Criminology and the South Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research. Prior to my recent appointment, I was an Adjunct Lecturer with the Flinders Law School.

My current research project is titled 'Anti-Colonialism and Communism in the Commonwealth: A Comparative History of the Communist Parties of Great Britain, Australia and South Africa, 1920-1960'. This project will explore how the Communist Parties in Britain, Australia and South Africa embraced anti-colonial politics in the interwar and postwar periods, as well as their relationships with each other and with the Comintern in Moscow.

I am also currently working on a monograph on the body, 'race' and gender in British immigration control history with Assoc. Prof. Marinella Marmo in the Flinders Law School for Palgrave Macmillan.

Qualifications

PhD in History, Flinders University (2004-2007)

Bachelor of Arts (History) First Class Honours, Flinders University (2003)

Honours, awards and grants

2011 - David Phillips Travelling Fellowship, Australian Academy of the Humanities

2010 - Faculty Large Project Grant, Flinders University (with Dr Marinella Marmo, Flinders Law School)

2009 - Australian Prime Ministers Centre Fellowship, Museum of Australian Democracy/Old Parliament House

2008 - University Research Budget Project Grant, Flinders University (with Dr Marinella Marmo, Flinders Law School)

2006 - Research Student Conference Travel Grant, Flinders University

2004 - 2007 - Flinders University Research Scholarship, Flinders University

2003 - Chancellor's Letter of Commendation, Flinders University

2003 - Jim M. Main Prize in History, Flinders University

Research expertise

  • Criminology
  • Historical studies
  • Other law and legal studies
  • Political science

Research interests

British politics and history, Australian politics and history, South African politics and history, history of anti-colonialism in the British Empire/Commonwealth, history of the international communist movement, migration and border control policy and practice (Britain, Australia and European Union), labour history and politics, anti-racist politics, anti-fascism, social movement studies, 'race relations' and multicultural issues, the anti-Apartheid movement in Britain and Australia, riots and public disorder, public order policing, postcolonialism, national security policy and security studies, international criminal justice, counter-terrorism issues, refugee and asylum seeker issues, human trafficking, domestic criminal justice issues, legal history, serious and organised crime, money laundering and counter-terrorism financing, international terrorism in the 1970s, the Red Army Fraction, popular youth culture and politics, human rights and equal opportunity legislation and practice in Australia and Britain, post-Marxism.

Supervisory interests

  • Australian labour history
  • British history
  • British imperial expansion and decolonisation
  • Critical race studies
  • Immigration history
  • Immigration policy
  • Legal history
  • Marxism
  • National security legislation
  • New social movements
  • Policing public protest
  • Postcolonialism
  • Youth subculture

Publications

  • Smith, E. and Worley, M. (2014). Introduction. The far left in Britain from 1956. In Evan Smith and Matthew Worley, ed. Against the Grain. The British far left from 1956. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press, pp. 1-22.
  • Marmo, M. and Smith, E.B. (2012). Female Migrants: Sex, Value and Credibility In Immigration Control. In J McCulloch & S Pickering, ed. Borders and Crime: Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 54-71.
  • Smith, E.B. (2012). Did 1989 Matter? British Marxists and the Collapse of the Eastern Bloc. In E Polonska-Kimunguyi & P Kimunguyi, ed. Transitions Revisited: Central and Eastern Europe Twenty Years after the Soviet Union. Warsaw, Poland: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA, pp. 145-172.
  • Smith, E.B. (2010). 'Managing' Migration: Discourses on Immigration and 'Race Relations' From Thatcherism to New Labour. In Lori Maguire, ed. Domestic Policy Discourse in the US and the UK in the 'New World Order' Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 251-288.
    [Web Link]
  • Marmo, M. and Smith, E.B. (2010). Racial Profiling at the British Borders: a Historical Overview of the Process of Selection and Scrutiny. In Jeff Shantz, ed. Racial Profiling and Borders: International, Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Florida, USA: Vandeplas publishing, pp. 35-100.
  • Smith, E.B. and Worley, M. (Eds.). (2014). Against the Grain: The British Far Left from 1956. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
  • Smith, E.B. and Marmo, M. (2014). Race, Gender and the Body in British Immigration Control: Subject to Examination. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Smith, E.B. (Ed.). (2010). Europe's Expansions and Contractions: Proceedings of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians. Adelaide: Australian Humanities Press.
  • Smith, E.B. (2010). Introduction. In Europe's Expansions and Contractions: Proceedings of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians. Adelaide, SA: Australian Humanities Press. XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2009, pp. 1-12.
  • Smith, E.B. (2010). Bridging the Gap: The British Communist Party and the Limits of the State in Tackling Racism. In Evan Smith, ed. Europe's Expansions and Contractions. Adelaide: Australian Humanities Press. XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians. Adelaide, SA. Jul 2009, pp. 301-322.
  • Smith, E.B. and Marmo, M. (2014). The myth of sovereignty: British immigration control in policy and practice in the nineteen-seventies. HISTORICAL RESEARCH, 236 pp. 344-369.
    [10.1111/1468-2281.12047] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E.B. (2013). Once as History, Twice as Farce? The Spectre of the Summer of '81 in Discourses on the August 2011 Riots. Journal for Cultural Research, 17(2) pp. 124-143.
    [10.1080/14797585.2012.756243] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E.B. (2013). History and the Notion of Authenticity in Control and 24 Hour Party People. Contemporary British History, 27(4) pp. 466-489.
    [10.1080/13619462.2013.840537] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E. and Marmo, M. (2013). Examining the Body through Technology: Age disputes and the UK border control system. Anti-Trafficking Review, 2 pp. 67-80.
  • Smith, E.B. (2012). When the Party Comes Down: The CPGB and Youth Culture, 1976-1991. Twentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History, 4 pp. 38-75.
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, E.B. (2011). Are the Kids United?: The Communist Party of Great Britain, Rock Against Racism, and the Politics of Youth Culture. Journal for the Study of Radicalism, 5(2) pp. 85-117.
    [10.1353/jsr.2011.0017] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E.B. and Marmo, M. (2011). Uncovering the Virginity Testing Controversy in the National Archives: The Intersectionality of Discrimination in British Immigration History. Gender and History, 23(1) pp. 147-165.
    [10.1111/j.1468-0424.2010.01623.x] [Scopus]
  • Marmo, M. and Smith, E.B. (2010). Is There A Desirable Migrant? The Case of 'Virginity Testing' Alternative Law Journal, 35(4) pp. 223-226.
    [Scopus]
  • Smith, E.B. (2010). Conflicting Narratives of Black Youth Rebellion in Modern Britain. Ethnicity and Race in a Changing World: A Review Journal, 1(3) pp. 16-31.
  • Smith, E.B. (2009). A bulwark diminished? : the Communist Party, the SWP and anti-fascism in the 1970s. Socialist History, 35 pp. 59-80.
  • Smith, E.B. (2008). 'Class Before Race': British Communism and the Place of Empire in Postwar Race Relations. Science and Society, 72(4) pp. 455-481.
    [10.1521/siso.2008.72.4.455] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Smith, E.B. (2008). 1968 - too little and too late? The communist party and race relations in the late 1960s. Critique, 36(3) pp. 363-384.
    [10.1080/03017600802434425] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E.B. (2006). Industrial Militancy, Reform and the 1970s: A Review of Recent Contributions to CPGb Historiography. The Flinders Journal of History and Politics, 23 pp. 16-32.
    [Web Link]
  • Smith, E.B. (2005). Fighting Oppression Wherever it Exists: The Communist Party of Great Britain and the Struggle Against Racism, 1962-1981. Eras, 7
  • Smith, E.B. and Marmo, M. (2014). Race, Gender and the Body in British Immigration Control: Subject to Examination. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Smith, E. and Worley, M. (2014). Introduction. The far left in Britain from 1956. In Evan Smith and Matthew Worley, ed. Against the Grain. The British far left from 1956. Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester University Press, pp. 1-22.
  • Marmo, M. and Smith, E.B. (2012). Female Migrants: Sex, Value and Credibility In Immigration Control. In J McCulloch & S Pickering, ed. Borders and Crime: Pre-Crime, Mobility and Serious Harm in an Age of Globalization. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 54-71.
  • Smith, E.B. (2012). Did 1989 Matter? British Marxists and the Collapse of the Eastern Bloc. In E Polonska-Kimunguyi & P Kimunguyi, ed. Transitions Revisited: Central and Eastern Europe Twenty Years after the Soviet Union. Warsaw, Poland: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN SA, pp. 145-172.
  • Smith, E.B. (2010). 'Managing' Migration: Discourses on Immigration and 'Race Relations' From Thatcherism to New Labour. In Lori Maguire, ed. Domestic Policy Discourse in the US and the UK in the 'New World Order' Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 251-288.
    [Web Link]
  • Marmo, M. and Smith, E.B. (2010). Racial Profiling at the British Borders: a Historical Overview of the Process of Selection and Scrutiny. In Jeff Shantz, ed. Racial Profiling and Borders: International, Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Florida, USA: Vandeplas publishing, pp. 35-100.
  • Smith, E.B. and Marmo, M. (2014). The myth of sovereignty: British immigration control in policy and practice in the nineteen-seventies. HISTORICAL RESEARCH, 236 pp. 344-369.
    [10.1111/1468-2281.12047] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E.B. (2013). History and the Notion of Authenticity in Control and 24 Hour Party People. Contemporary British History, 27(4) pp. 466-489.
    [10.1080/13619462.2013.840537] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E.B. (2013). Once as History, Twice as Farce? The Spectre of the Summer of '81 in Discourses on the August 2011 Riots. Journal for Cultural Research, 17(2) pp. 124-143.
    [10.1080/14797585.2012.756243] [Scopus]
  • Smith, E. and Marmo, M. (2013). Examining the Body through Technology: Age disputes and the UK border control system. Anti-Trafficking Review, 2 pp. 67-80.

Expertise for media contact

Interests

  • British history
  • Immigration politics and history
  • Left-wing politics and history
  • Public order policing and riots
  • Social movements and activism

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