Dr. Steven Carl Smith is a 2004 graduate of Wright State University, where he studied history and political science. In 2013, Smith earned a Ph.D. in American History from the University of Missouri. Upon completion of his graduate studies, Smith relocated to Providence, Rhode Island to become Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Providence College.
Smith’s first book, An Empire of Print: The New York Publishing Trade in the Early American Republic, is under contract and will be part of the Penn State Series in the History of the Book. Smith was a 2012-13 Andrew W. Mellon Material Texts Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s McNeil Center for Early American Studies and has received fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Antiquarian Society, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the New York Public Library, the New York State Archives & Partnership Trust, the New York State Library, and the New York State Historical Association. Smith was also named the 2012 Malkin New Scholar by the Bibliographical Society of America and has published essays in The Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, the Maryland Historical Magazine, and Literature in the Early American Republic.