Professor of Anthropology
310 Oechsle Center for Global Education


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona

Special interests: Social memory and collective silencing; monuments and memorials; French North Africa; postcolonial Europe; U.S. settler societies, race and ethnicity

Selected Publications
  • Colonial Memory and Postcolonial Europe: Maltese Settlers in Algeria and France. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
  • Smith, Andrea L., editor.  Europe’s Invisible Migrants. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2003.
  • Smith, Andrea L., Memory Wars: Settlers and Natives Remember Washington’s Sullivan Expedition of 1779
Journal Articles:
  • (with Rachel Scarpato) “The Language of ‘Blight’ and Easton’s ‘Lebanese Town’: Understanding a Neighborhood’s Loss to Urban Renewal.” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 134(2), 2010.
  • “Learning from Student Autobiographical Writings, Transcending Classroom Divides.” Teaching the Isms. Feminist Pedagogy Across the Disciplines, Mary Beckman et al, eds. Pp. 18-33. Towson, MD: Institute for Teaching and Research on Women, 2010.
  • “Coerced or Free? Considering Post-colonial Returns.” Removing Peoples. Forced Removal in the Modern World. Richard Bessel and Claudia Haake, eds. Pp. 395-414.  Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • “Transnationalism and the Immigrant: Continuity or Paradigm Shift?” Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power 15(4):462-481, 2009.
  • “Mormon Forestdale.” Journal of the Southwest. 47(2):165-208, 2005.
  • “Colonialism and the Poisoning of Europe: Towards an Anthropology of Colonists.” Journal of Anthropological Research 50:383-393, 2004.
  • “Germany’s Anti-Foreigner Crisis: State Disunity and Collective ‘Forgetting.’” Journal of Historical Sociology 7(4):393-415, 2004.
  • “Murder in Jerba: Honor, Shame and Hospitality in Ottoman Tunisia.” History and Anthropology 15(2):107-32, 2004.
  • “Heteroglossia, ‘Common Sense,’ and Social Memory.” American Ethnologist 1(2):251-269, 2004.
  • “Place Replaced: Colonial Nostalgia and Pied-noir Pilgrimages to Malta.” Cultural Anthropology18(3):329-294, 2003.
  • “The Maltese in Tunisia before the Protectorate, 1850s-1870s: Towards a Revised Image.”  Journal of Mediterranean Studies 10(1-2) 183-202, 2000.
  • “Citizenship in the Colony: Naturalization Law and Legal Assimilation in Nineteenth-Century Algeria.” Political and Legal Anthropology Review 19(1):33-49, 1996.
  • Settler Colonialism
  • FYS:  The Sounds of Silence
  • Social Memory
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • European Communities
  • Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • Medical Anthropology
  • Theories of Society