Curt Smith Ph.D.

Starting from the left: Curtis Smith, Leon Anderson, and Ernesto Castañeda-Tinoco

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Smith, Curtis, & Castañeda-Tinoco, Ernesto. (2019). Improving homeless point-in-time counts: Uncovering the marginally housed. Social Currents, 6(2), 91-104.

Smith, Curtis, & Anderson, Leon. (2018). Fitting stories: Outreach worker strategies for housing homeless clients. Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, 47(5), 535-550.

Roark, Jenifer, Lucero, Jenifer, Smith, Curtis, & Parker, David (2017). Social Service Workers’ Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward Fair Housing Laws. Journal of Social Service Research, 43(2), 223-235.

Siordia, Carlos, Smith, Curtis, & Castañeda-Tinoco, Ernesto. (2014). A geographically-aware multilevel analysis on the association between atmospheric temperature and the" Emergency and transitional shelter population". Human Geographies--Journal of Studies & Research in Human Geography, 8(2) 5-16.

Castañeda-Tinoco, Ernesto, Klassen, Jonathan D., & Smith, Curtis (2014). Hispanic and non-Hispanic homeless populations in El Paso, Texas. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 36(4), 488-505.

Mata, Hollie, Flores, M., Castañeda-Tinoco, Ernesto, Medina-Jerez, W., Lachica, J., Smith, Curtis, & Olvera, Hector. (2013). Health, hope, and human development: Building capacity in public housing communities on the US-Mexico border. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 24(4), 1432-1439.

Smith, Curtis, Castañeda-Tinoco, Ernesto, & Heyman, Josiah (2012). The homeless and Occupy El Paso: Creating community among the 99%. Social Movement Studies, 11(3-4), 356-366.​
*Reprinted in Jenny Pickerill, John Krinsky, Graeme Hayes, Kevin Gillan, and Brian Doherty. 2014. Occupy! A Global Movement. Routledge: Oxford, UK.


Curtis Smith. (Under Contract) Red Tape Warriors: The Creative Workarounds of Underfunded Social Service Workers. New York City, NY: Routledge.

Book Chapters

Smith, Curtis, & Anderson, Leon. (2019). Unearthing Aggressive Advocacy. In Ethnography Unsensored: Researchers Reflect on the Challenges of Reaching Hidden Populations, Edited by Miriam Boeri and Rashi Shukla. University of California Press. 65.

Committee Work

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS)
-Board Member & Chair of the Client Problem Competition for students

Bentley University
-Racial Justice Task Force