Dr Kate Smith

Dr Kate Smith

Researcher

Faculty and Department

  • Institutes
  • Energy and Environmental Institute

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Sheffield)
  • PhD (University of Sheffield)

Summary

Cultural anthropologist/folklorist of customs, landscapes and watery places.

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Review Of 'Unlearning Rethinking Poetics Pandemics And The Politics Of Knowledge' Charles L. Briggs

Smith, K. (in press). Review Of 'Unlearning Rethinking Poetics Pandemics And The Politics Of Knowledge' Charles L. Briggs. Folklore, https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.2022.2046406

Testing the public's response to receiving severe flood warnings using simulated cell broadcast

Smith, K. R., Grant, S., & Thomas, R. E. (in press). Testing the public’s response to receiving severe flood warnings using simulated cell broadcast. Natural hazards, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-022-05241-x

Change, Continuity and Contradictions in May Day Celebrations in Northamptonshire

Smith, K. (2008). Change, Continuity and Contradictions in May Day Celebrations in Northamptonshire. Folklore, 119(2), 142-159. https://doi.org/10.1080/00155870802056944

Research interests

Cultural and social life of floods, perceptions and response to flooding, climate change and the Anthropocene; contemporary calendar customs; political ecology of contemporary paganisms.

Conference presentation

Freedom, Family, Folk: Heteroactivism and the pagan far-right

2018

RGS-IBG Annual conference 2018

Ethics role

FOSE Ethics committee, representing EEI

2021

National/International learned society/body role

Council Member, Folklore Society

2019