Office: Stokes Hall S365
M.A. in History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2013
A.B. in History and Political Science, Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 2011
Daniel Hood’s dissertation, titled “Constructing the British Imperial Fire Service: Urbanization, Gender, and Colonialism, 1817–1914,” exposes the historical processes by which the fire service became an expected right of modern urban life, as well as the imperial, gendered, and municipal factors that built it and still affect it to this day. Furthermore, his dissertation research reveals the ad hoc nature of urban development as these urban-imperial centers, like London and Calcutta, contended with the “devouring element”—fire—and in so doing created modern, service-oriented municipalities. His work engages with urban, imperial, gender, and social-cultural history across the British Empire in the long nineteenth century, and places the history of the fire service in its necessarily imperial and transnational contexts.