Daniel Jordan Smith
Daniel Jordan Smith joined the Department of Anthropology at Brown University in July 2001. He received an A.B. in sociology from Harvard University (1983), an M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University (1989), and a Ph.D. in anthropology from Emory University (1999).
Smith conducts research in Nigeria focusing on a range of issues, including social change, political culture, kinship, and health. He won the 2008 Margaret Mead Award for his book, A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria (Princeton University Press, 2007). He has completed several research projects with grants awarded by NSF and NIH, with a major focus in the HIV epidemic in Nigeria.
Smith is the recipient of the 2007-9 William C. McGloughlin Award for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences. Since 2006 he has been associate director of the Population Studies and Training Center. He currently serves as Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Anthropology.
Smith teaches courses in cultural anthropology, medical anthropology, development studies and anthropological demography.
Pentecostalism and AIDS in Nigeria
Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative