Ruby Ray Daily

Ruby Ray Daily is a doctoral candidate specializing in nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain. Her research interests include sex culture, sexual violence, migration, sex commerce and industry, gender and sexology. Prior to attending Northwestern, she received a B.A. in History from Wittenberg University and an M.A. in History from the University of Vermont. Her M.A. thesis charted the cultural development of eroticized violence in late-nineteenth, and early-twentieth century Britain through the lens of the iconographic Victorian governess.

Her dissertation, "Sex and Violence in Greater Britain: Sexual Sensibilities, Pain and Pleasure in Britain and the Anglo-world, 1840-1960," explores the changing relationship between sex and violence from the Victorian era to the modern proliferation of sexual identities and subcultures.