Raymond A Smith

Adjunct Associate Professor

Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies

  • PHD, Columbia University
  • MA, Yale University
  • LLM, University of Essex, UK
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Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D., LL.M., is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the NYU School of Professional Studies and a Senior Fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington DC. He has taught a wide range of courses in American and comparative politics at NYU and Columbia, and is author of the books The American Anomaly: U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective (3rd Ed., 2013) and Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government (2010). Prof. Smith has also contributed political commentary for publications including Politico, The Daily Beast, The Washington Post, The Hill, and The New York Times. In addition, over the past two decades, Prof. Smith worked extensively in the Division of Gender, Sexuality, and Health at the Columbia University Medical Center, including as Associate Program Director of a fellowship program for grassroots activists in HIV prevention and gender equity in South Africa and as a founding member of the Program for the Study of LGBT Health. He co-authored the books Drugs into Bodies: Global AIDS Treatment Activism (2006) and Gay and Lesbian Americans and Political Participation (2001); edited the first-ever international Encyclopedia of AIDS (1998) and the three-volume book set Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism (2013); and also wrote and edited The Politics of Sexuality in the United States (2010), a book of primary documents with commentary. Prof. Smith holds an M.A. in international relations from Yale and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia, and recently completed an LL.M. in international human rights law at the University of Essex in the U.K.

Oct 15 2020

Extending International Human Rights Protections to Vulnerable Populations

By Routledge Publishers
Jan 01 2019

The American Anomaly: US Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective, 4th Edition

By Routledge Publishers
Oct 31 2013

Editor, Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism, 3 Volume Bookset

By Praeger Publishers
Jul 01 2010

Importing Democracy: Ideas from around the World to Renew and Revitalize U.S. Politics and Government

By Praeger Publishers
Jun 01 2010

The Poltics of Sexuality: Primary Documents and Commentary

By Greenwood Publishers
Dec 01 2009

Series Editor: New Trends and Ideas in American Politics

By Praeger Publishers
Mar 01 2006

Drugs Into Bodies: Global AIDS Treatment Activism

By Praeger Publishers