The entrance to the Department of History’s office in Sidney Smith Hall

Daniel Bender


On Leave: January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018

Office Location:  Humanities Wing, 1265 Military Trail, Room 523, University of Toronto Scarborough


Daniel Bender is the Canada Research Chair in Cultural History and Analysis and a professor of history. He is the author or editor of three books: Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Global an Historical Perspective (edited, 2003), Sweated Work, Weak Bodies: Anti-Sweatshop Campaigns and Languages of Labor (2004), and American Abyss: Savagery and Civilization in the Age of Industry (2009).

His article have appeared in International Labor and Working-Class History, Radical History Review, Journal of Women's History, American Studies, and Journal of Social History.

He is currently working on a book length and digital project on the histories of zoos and the American empire, entitled "Animal Empire: Zoos and the American Exotic." He is the recipient of the UTSC Principal's Research Award (2009).

At UTSC, he teaches classes in American, food, and animal history and in the Intersections, Exchanges, and Encounters program.

Authored Publications:


  • PhD, New York University
Daniel Bender