- Historical archaeology
- the Chinese diaspora
- The American West
- Archaeology of North America
- Culture contact
- Identity studies
- Power, agency, and choice
- Cultural resource management
- PhD, University of Nevada - Reno (2016)
- MA, University of Nevada - Reno (2011)
- BA, University of Montana (2003)
Dale is a historical archaeologist specializing in the nineteenth- and
early-twentieth-century American West.
Her past research focused on the Chinese diaspora in a pair of
turn-of-the-century mining boomtowns along the Nevada-California border and the
roles of Chinese men in the woodcutting industry. She examines questions of
migration, immigration, diasporas, and transnationalism; identity
intersectionality and the interplay of race/ethnicity, gender, class, and age
in the past; and culture contact between minority populations, like the Chinese
and Native Americans, and the ways discriminatory practices leveled against
these groups created new realms of contact and identity.
2016 Chinese Agency in the Era of the Chinese
Question: Historical Archaeology of Urban and Rural Sites in Mineral County,
Nevada, 1861-1920. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of
Anthropology, University of Nevada-Reno.
2015 Households of the Overseas Chinese in Aurora,
Nevada. In Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of
Historical Households, K. Fogle, J. Nyman, and M. Beaudry, editors,
University of Florida Press, Gainesville, FL: 144-160.
2011 An Analysis of Aurora, Nevada’s Chinese
Population. Proceedings of the Southwestern
Anthropological Association 5:63-73.