Professor Claire Smith is Dean (Research) for the Humanities, Art and Social Sciences College, Flinders University, Australia. She is an archaeologist with a specialist interest in how symbolic communication is used to further, or retard, terrorism. She has been a faculty member with the Department of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, a former Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow with the American University and the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and a Visiting Adjunct Professor with Kyushu University.