Her writing has appeared in Art Journal, ARTMargins, Third Text, Bidoun, and frieze, as well as exhibition catalogues for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOCA (Los Angeles), and her research has been supported by the ACLS, Terra Foundation for American Art, and the Fulbright scholar program. At MICA, Smith teaches Modernisms (1860-1960), Islamic Art and Architecture, and the advanced seminars Istanbul: Art and the City, Museums and the Middle East, Visual Culture of the Ottoman Empire (1839-1923), and Visual Culture of 9/11. Smith holds a PhD in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a B.A. from Smith College. Please visit Academia.edu for downloadable versions of Smith's writings.