- GIS | Health & Hazards Lab
- City and Community Studies Initiative
- Center for Ecology and Natural Resource Sustainability
Sarah L. Smiley
My research interests lie in urban and cultural geography, focusing broadly on the contemporary legacies of colonial policies in Sub-Saharan Africa. My past research considered the origins of racial segregation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and the ways in which urban life continues to reflect patterns of segregation. My current research examines race, housing, and development in Dar es Salaam. My recent fieldwork examined access to water, sanitation, and electricity in planned and unplanned areas of the city and the colonial origins of these services. I am based at the Salem Campus where I teach a variety of LER and Diversity Courses.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
Smiley, S. (2012). Population Censuses and Changes in Housing Quality in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. African Geographical Review 31, 1: 1-16.
Smiley, S. (2010). Expatriate Everyday Life in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Colonial Origins and Contemporary Legacies. Social and Cultural Geography 11, 4: 327–342.
Smiley, S. (2010). Exclusionary Space in Dar es Salaam: Fear and Difference in Expatriate Communities. Africa Today 56, 3: 24–40.
Smiley, S. and F. Koti. (2010). Introduction to Special Issue: Africa's Spaces of Exclusion. Africa Today 56, 3: v–ix.
Smiley, S. (2009). The City of Three Colors: Segregation in Colonial Dar es Salaam, 1891-1961. Historical Geography 37: 178-196.
Smiley, S. (2009). Teaching Africa's Cities through Meja Mwangi's Novels. Journal of Geography 108, 4: 219-225.
Smiley, S. (2009). Fear in Dar es Salaam. Agora 4: 27-30. (Published in Dutch as Angst in Dar es Salaam).
Smiley, S. 2006 (Published 2007). Historical Geography Research at the Tanzania National Archives. African Geographical Review 25: 107-116.
- Urban Geography
- Cultural Geography
- Historical Geography
- Sub-Saharan Africa
Association of American Geographers
African Studies Association
Tanzanian Studies Association
Africa Specialty Group (AAG)
Cultural Geography Specialty Group (AAG)
Historical Geography Specialty Group (AAG)