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Smith speaks about cities around the world, recently in Kazan in Russia, and in Bogotá and Medellín in Colombia. He was interviewed about global cities for Colombian TV. His research papers are among the most highly cited in the world. His current research focuses on poststructuralism, assemblage theory, and actor-network theory in urban studies.
He is the author of numerous articles on Baudrillard's oeuvre. Editor of The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press, 2010), Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, 2009), 'Baudrillard Redux' (Special Issue of Cultural Politics, 2011), Jean Baudrillard: from Hyperreality to Disappearance: Uncollected Interviews (EUP, 2015). He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Baudrillard Studies. He organized the first major UK conference on Baudrillard's work in 2006 (4-6 September), and was interviewed in 2014 about Baudrillard for a South Korean TV documentary.
Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (1999) "A roster of world cities", Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 16 (6), 445-458
Beaverstock JV, Smith RG & Taylor PJ (2000) "World city network: a new metageography?", millennial issue of the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 90, March, 123-134
Smith RG (2003) "World city actor-networks", Progress in Human Geography, 27 (1), 25-44
Smith RG (2003) "World city topologies", Progress in Human Geography, 27 (5), 561-582
Smith RG (2009) "Structuralism / Structuralist Geography", in The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography edited by Rob Kitchin & Nigel Thrift, volume 11, (Elsevier, Oxford), pp. 30-38
Clarke D B, Doel M A, Merrin W, and Smith R G eds. (2009) Jean Baudrillard: Fatal Theories (Routledge, London). ISBN978-0-415-46442-0
Smith RG ed. (2010) The Baudrillard Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh). ISBN978-0-7486-3921-2
Smith RG (2010) "Urban studies without 'scale': localizing the global through Singapore", in Urban Assemblages: How Actor-Network Theory Changes Urban Studies edited by Ignacio Farias and Thomas Bender (Routledge, London), pp. 73-90
Smith RG and Doel MA (2011) "Questioning the Theoretical Basis of Current Global-City Research: Structures, Networks and Actor-Networks", International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 35 (1), 24-39
Smith RG (2011) "NY-LON", in International Handbook of Globalization and World Cities edited by Derudder B, Hoyler M, Taylor PJ & Witlox F (Edward Elgar), pp. 720-32
Smith RG (2011) "'Poststructuralism' (pp. 190-2), 'Post-Marxism' (pp. 181-83), and 'Postmodern/Postmodernity' (pp. 184-86)", in Sim S ed. The Lyotard Dictionary, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh
Smith RG, Clarke DB and Doel MA eds. (2011) "Special Issue: Baudrillard Redux", Special Issue of Cultural Politics, Vol 7, Issue 3, November, pp. 325-476
Smith RG (2013) "City" (pp. 50-53), "City of Panic" (pp. 53-54), "Third Interval" (pp. 196-197), "Escape Velocity" (pp. 79-80), in Armitage J ed. The Virilio Dictionary (Edinburgh University Press)
Smith RG (2013) "The ordinary city trap snaps back", Environment and Planning A, 45 (10), October, 2318-2322
Smith RG (2013) "The ordinary city trap", Environment and Planning A, 45 (10), October, 2290-2304
Smith RG (2013) "Baudrillard, Jean", in McGee RJ & Warms RL eds. Encyclopedia of Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology (Sage, London), 62-64
Smith RG (2014) "Beyond the global-city concept and the myth of 'command and control'", International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 38 (1), January, 98-115 (published first on-line June 19, 2013 [doi: 10.1111/1468-2427.12024])