Dr. Emily Dale
Areas of Interest: Historical archaeology; the Chinese diaspora; The American West; Archaeology of North America; Culture contact; Identity studies; Power, agency, and choice; Cultural resource management
Dr. 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.
- PhD, University of Nevada – Reno (2016)
- MA, University of Nevada – Reno (2011)
- BA, University of Montana (2003)
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 Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Nevada-Reno.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.