2014. AIDS Doesn’t Show Its Face: Inequality, Morality, and Social Change in Nigeria. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
2014. “From Favors to Bribes: The Social Context of Corruption in Nigeria.” In How to Pay a Bribe: Thinking Like a Criminal to Thwart Bribery Schemes, 2014 Edition, Alexandra Wrage & Severin Wirz, editors, TRACE International, pp. 84-94.
2012. “AIDS NGOS and Corruption in Nigeria.” Health & Place. 18(3):475-480.
2011. “Benefiting from AIDS in Contemporary Nigeria.” Anthropology Now. 3(3):1-9.
2011. “Rural-to-Urban Migration, Kinship Networks, and Fertility among the Igbo in Nigeria.” African Population Studies. 25(2):320-336.
2011. “Stretched and Strained but Not Broken: Kinship in Contemporary Nigeria.” In Frontiers of Globalization: Kinship and Family Structures in Africa, Ana Marta González, Laurie de Rose, and Florence Oloo, eds. Africa World Press, pp 31-69.
2010. "Promiscuous Girls, Good Wives, and Cheating Husbands: Gender Inequality, Transitions to Marriage, and Infidelity in Southeastern Nigeria." Anthropological Quarterly 81(1):123-152.
2010. "Corruption, NGOs, and Development in Nigeria." Third World Quarterly 32(2):243-258.
2010. Smith, D. and B. Mbakwem. "Antiretroviral Therapy and Reproductive Life Projects: Mitigating the Stigma of AIDS in Nigeria." Social Science & Medicine. 71(2):345-352.
2010. "Nigerian Scams as Political Critique: Globalization, Inequality and 419." In Perspectives on Africa: A Reader in Culture, History, & Representation, Richard Grinker, Stephen Lubkemann, and Christopher Steiner, eds. Blackwell Publishers, pp. 616-628.
2010. "Migration, Gender, and Sexual Economies: Young Female Rural-Urban Migrants in Nigeria." In International Handbook on Gender and Poverty (Sylvia Chant, ed.), Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 290-295.
2009. "Managing Men, Marriage and Modern Love: Women's Perspectives on Intimacy and Male Infidelity in Southeastern Nigeria." In Love in Africa, Jennifer Cole and Lynn Thomas, eds. University of Chicago Press, pp.157-180.
2009 The Secret: Love, Marriage, and HIV. (Co-authored with Jennifer S. Hirsch, Holly Wardlow, Harriet Phinney, Shanti Parikh and Constance A. Nathanson.) Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press.
2009. "The Paradoxes of Popular Participation in Corruption in Nigeria." In Corruption, Global Security, and World Order, Robert Rotberg, ed. Brookings Institution Press, pp.283-309.
2009. "Migration, Men's Extramarital Sex and the Risk of HIV Infection in Nigeria." In Mobility, Sexuality and AIDS,, Felicity Thomas, Mary Haour-Knipe, and Peter Aggleton, eds. Routledge, pp.187-198.
2008. "Cell Phones, Sharing, and Social Status in an African Society." In Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader, 8th Edition, Aaron Podolefsky, Peter Brown and Scott Lacy, eds. McGraw-Hill, pp.254-260.
2008. Mbakwem, B. and D. Smith. "'Returned to Sender': Corruption in International Health." In The Practice of International Health: A Case-Based Orientation, Daniel Perlman and Ananya Roy, eds. Oxford University Press, pp.217-230.
2008. "Intimacy, Infidelity, and Masculinity in Southeastern Nigeria." In Intimacies: Love and Sex Across Cultures, William Jankowiak, ed. Columbia University Press, pp.224-244.
2007. A Culture of Corruption: Everyday Deception and Popular Discontent in Nigeria. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
2007. "Modern Marriage, Men's Extramarital Sex, and HIV Risk in Nigeria." American Journal of Public Health 97(6):997-1005.
2007. "Corruption, Culture Politique et Démocratie au Nigeria: Réactions Populaires à la Croisade Anti-corruption du Président Obasanjo." Politique Africaine 106:28-45.
2007. Smith, D. and B. Mbakwem. "Life Projects and Therapeutic Itineraries: Marriage, Fertility, and Antiretroviral Therapy in Nigeria." AIDS 21(suppl 5):S37-S41.
2007. "Café Crimes: The Young Struggle-Men Who Want Your Money." WorldView Spring 2007:33-35.
2006. "Cell Phones, Social Inequality, and Contemporary Culture in Southeastern Nigeria." Canadian Journal of African Studies 40(3):496-523.
2006. Smith, D. and B. Mbakwem. "Love, Marriage and Positive Living." Sexuality in Africa 3(4):4-6.
2006. "Violent Vigilantism and the State in Nigeria: The Case of the Bakassi Boys." In States of Violence: Politics, Youth, and Memory in Contemporary Africa, Edna Bay and Donald Donham, eds. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, pp.127-147.
2006. "Love and the Risk of HIV: Courtship, Marriage and Infidelity in Southeastern Nigeria." In Modern Loves: The Anthropology of Romantic Courtship and Companionate Marriage, Jennifer Hirsch and Holly Wardlow, eds. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, pp.137-153.
2006. "Internal Migration and the Escalation of Ethnic and Religious Violence in Urban Nigeria." In Cities in Contemporary Africa, Martin Murray and Garth Meyers, eds. Palgrave, pp.53-69.
2005. "Legacies of Biafra: Marriage, 'Home People' and Human Reproduction among the Igbo of Nigeria." Africa 75(1):30-45.
2005. White, M., E. Tagoe, C. Stiff, K. Adazu, and D. Smith. "Urbanization and the Fertility Transition in Ghana." Population Research and Policy Review 24(1):59-83.
2004. "The Bakassi Boys: Vigilantism, Violence and Political Imagination in Nigeria." Cultural Anthropology 19(3):429-455.
2004. "Burials and Belonging in Nigeria: Rural-Urban Relations and Social Inequality in a Contemporary African Ritual." American Anthropologist 106(3):569-579.
2004. "Contradictions in Nigeria's Fertility Transition: The Burdens and Benefits of Having People." Population and Development Review 30(2):221-238.
2004. "Youth, Sin and Sex in Nigeria: Christianity and HIV-related Beliefs and Behaviour among Rural-Urban Migrants." Culture, Health & Sexuality 6(5):425-437.
2004. "Premarital Sex, Procreation and HIV Risk in Nigeria." Studies in Family Planning 35(4):223-235.
2004. "HIV/AIDS in Nigeria: The Challenges of a National Epidemic." In Crafting the New Nigeria: Confronting the Challenges, Robert Rotberg, ed. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, pp.199-217.
2004. "Igbo." In The Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender: Men and Women in the World's Cultures, Carol R. Ember and Melvin Ember, eds. New York: Kluwer/Plenum, pp.508-517.
2003. "Patronage, Per Diems and 'The Workshop Mentality': The Practice of Family Planning Programs in Southeastern Nigeria." World Development 31(4):703-715.
2003. "Imagining HIV/AIDS: Morality and Perceptions of Personal Risk in Nigeria." Medical Anthropology 22(4):343-372.
2002. "'Man No Be Wood': Gender and Extramarital Sex in Contemporary Southeastern Nigeria." The Ahfad Journal 19(2):4-23.
2001. "Ritual Killing, '419' and Fast Wealth: Inequality and the Popular Imagination in Southeastern Nigeria." American Ethnologist 28(4):1-24.
2001. "Kinship and Corruption in Contemporary Nigeria." Ethnos 66(3):344-364.
2001. "Romance, Parenthood and Gender in a Modern African Society." Ethnology 40(2):129-151.
2001. "'The Arrow of God': Pentecostalism, Inequality and the Supernatural in Southeastern Nigeria." Africa 71(4):587-613.
2000. "'These Girls Today Na War-O': Premarital Sexuality and Modern Identity in Southeastern Nigeria." Africa Today 47(3-4):98-120.
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