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Monica L. Smith

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Professor, Navin and Pratima Doshi Chair in Indian Studies, Dept of Anthropology, Institute of the Environment & Sustainability

Department: Anthropology
UCLA Department of Anthropology
304 Haines Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1553
Campus Mail Code: 155303
Phone: 310-794-9179
Fax: 310-206-7833
Email: smith@anthro.ucla.edu

Keywords: South Asia

Ph.D., Michigan 1997 Research Interests Urbanism, economic networks, consumption and material culture, comparative historical archaeology; South Asia, Mediterranean, Southwestern U.S.

Selected Publications

2022 The Power of Nature: The Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics (Editor). University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
2019 Cities: The First 6,000 Years. Viking, New York/Simon and Schuster, London.
2017 Abundance: The Archaeology of Plenitude (Editor). University Press of Colorado, Boulder.
2010 A Prehistory of Ordinary People. University of Arizona Press, Tucson.
2008 (with R.K. Mohanty) Excavations at Sisupalgarh. Indian Archaeological Society, New Delhi.
2003 The Social Construction of Ancient Cities (Editor). Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C.
2001 The Archaeology of an Early Historic Town in Central India. BAR International Series 1002, British Archaeological Reports, Oxford.

Grants American Institute of Indian Studies (2002) American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (1997) National Science Foundation (1999, 2005, 2012) National Geographic Society (1999, 2007) Wenner Gren Foundation (1994, 1999) Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2018, 2020)

Awards Faculty Career Development Award, UCLA (2004) UCIS Faculty Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh (2002) Regents' Fellowship, University of Michigan (1991-1994) Phi Beta Kappa.