Jason Scott Smith
Jason Scott Smith is Professor of History at the University of New Mexico, where he teaches courses on modern American history, the Great Depression, and the history of infrastructure. He is the author of Building New Deal Liberalism: The Political Economy of Public Works, 1933-1956 (2006) and A Concise History of the New Deal (2014). A specialist in the history of capitalism and political economy, Smith’s research and teaching range from the nineteenth century through the global financial crisis of 2008. Before coming to UNM, he held fellowships at the Harvard Business School, where he was the Harvard-Newcomen Postdoctoral Fellow in Business History, and at Cornell University, where he was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in American Studies. In 2017, Smith received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award and was named the Mary Ball Washington Professor of American History at University College Dublin, Ireland.