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M. Dale Booth
Current Research: Modern European, Women's and Gender History

M. Dale Booth is currently completing their Ph.D. at Rutgers in the Department of History. Dale studies eighteenth and nineteenth-century British history, with a specific focus on gender, sexuality, and labor.Their dissertation – “Fluid Economies, Fluid Identities” – blends a social and cultural history of women in the fishing industry, with an inquiry into the popular understandings of sex, gender, and species in modern Britain. Their work illustrates how contemporaries attempted to navigate transgressions and crossings of various kinds in a period obsessed with the confines of categorization. Dale has taught courses at Rutgers on topics ranging from global imperialism to the history of witchcraft and magic to transgender studies. Before coming to Rutgers, Dale worked at Immigration Equality, an LGBTQ immigrant rights organization. Dale graduated from the College of William and Mary with a B.A. in History and Anthropology and a M.A. in Comparative History.