Curt Smith Ph.D.

From Left: Curtis Smith, Leon Anderson, Ernesto Castañeda-Tinoco

Google Scholar Profile

Scholars Strategy Network


Recent Media in 2020

2020. Smith, Curtis and Ernesto Castañeda.“How to Support People Who Are Experiencing Homelessness.” Scholar Strategy Network. Harvard University: Cambridge, MA.

2020. Smith, Curtis, Carina Cione, Deziree Jackson, and Ernesto Castañeda. “Speaking about Health Disparities: A Teachable Moment about Structural Racism” Medium.


Curtis Smith. (F2022). Homelessness and Housing Advocacy: The Role of Red-Tape Warriors. New York City, NY: Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Smith, Curtis, Ernesto Castañeda. (2020) "Sick Enough? Mental Illness and Service Eligibility for Homeless Individuals at the Border." Social Sciences, 9(8), 145.

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). "The Vital Knowledge of Social Service Workers Regarding Fair Housing." 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.

Book Chapters

Smith, Curtis, & Anderson, Leon. (2019). Unearthing Aggressive Advocacy. In Ethnography Uncensored: 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

-Coordinated Community Response Team
-Racial Justice Task Force