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Dale Graden



305A Administration Building



Mailing Address

History Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3175

Dale Graden is a full professor of history. His research interests are Latin America, film history, the transatlantic slave trade and international street art.

  • Ph.D., Latin American History, University of Connecticut, 1991
  • M.A.L.S., Interfield with concentration in American Studies, Wesleyan University, 1980
  • B.A., Political Science, Tufts University, 1974

Dale Graden was born in Philadelphia, raised in Rhode Island, attended college in Boston, and graduate school in Connecticut. He had never been west of Chicago before his journey west in summer 1992, destination Moscow, Idaho. He became interested in all themes related to race after residing in Rhode Island in the 1960s, reading insightful history and studying with great professors. His research and curiosity has taken him to many fascinating locales, including the back country of Idaho and New England, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, Curaçao, Spain, West Europe. He has learned much from his students and environments. He likes to read and looks forward to arriving at a university every day. Other interests include biking, hiking, swimming and watching international soccer matches.   

  • Comparative slavery and emancipations in the Americas
  • International street art
  • The transatlantic slave trade


  • Graden, Dale T. Street Art in Revolutionary Venezuela (self published, 2019), accessible via Kindle.
  • Graden, Dale T. Disease, Resistance, and Lies: The Demise of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to Brazil and Cuba (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2014).
  • Graden, Dale T. From Slavery to Freedom in Brazil: Bahia, 1835-1900 (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006).


  • CLASS Research Fellowship Award, 2017 
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar to Venezuela, 2008
  • Senior Fulbright Scholar to Brazil, 2000
  • University of Idaho Excellence in Teaching Award, 2008 ($5,000)
  • Eleven University of Idaho Alumni Association Awards for Faculty Excellence, 1995-2020


Physical Address:
315 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
History Department
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3175
Moscow, ID 83844-3175

Phone: 208-885-6253

Fax: 208-885-5221


Web: History Department