Samantha  Smith

Samantha Smith


Samantha Smith received her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine. Her B.A. is in psychology with a minor in English from the University of California, Los Angeles. Samantha's research has covered issues ranging from privacy, identity, and social networking sites to language about the war on terror. Her dissertation work focuses on post-conflict Rwanda and changes to the constitution that affect the way in which people discuss, remember, and respond to the 1994 genocide.
Samantha has a variety of research and practical experience, including an internship with the GAO in Washington DC, participating in a workshop on conflict in Derry, Ireland and conducting fieldwork in East Africa. She has taught classes on Criminology, Law and Inequality, Sociology of Law, Violence in Society, and International Law and Conflict.


Ph.D., University of California, Irvine