Earl Smith

Earl Smith
Professor Emeritus

B.A. – State University of New York (SUNY)
M.A. – University of Connecticut (UCONN)
Ph.D. – University of Connecticut (UCONN)

Telephone: AES (336) 758-1892
Office:  AES 015
Email: smithea@wfu.edu

Personal Website




I took my PhD at the University of Connecticut, combining the disciplines of Sociology and Cultural Anthropology ending up in Nairobi, Kenya studying the evolution of the city in Nairobi under British colonial rule. I began the study at the point of the formation of the British settler colony in the Nairobi Highlands around 1895 up through the insurgent Mau Mau rebellions in 1939-1940.

I am currently Professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology at Wake Forest University.

I claim as my areas of teaching and research expertise, the following:
Urban Sociology, Criminology, Race & Ethnic Relations, Family, and Sociology of Sport.



SOC 151: Introduction to Sociology
SOC 152: Social Problems
SOC 154: Deviant Behavior
SOC 218: Social Stratification in the Deep South (summer only)
SOC 310: Gender, Power and Violence
SOC 347: Society, Culture and Sport
SOC 361: Sociology of the African- American Families