William Clarence-Smith

William Gervase Clarence-Smith is co-director of the Commodities of History project. He is Professor of the Economic History of Asia and Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London). His research explores the history of tropical beverages, masticatories, livestock, and textiles; Middle Eastern diasporas; religion, slavery and sexual norms, with special reference to South East Asia. He is an editor of the Journal of Global History.