Julie Taddeo
Research Professor

Julie Anne Taddeo received her PhD from the University of Rochester. She previously taught at Temple University and University of California at Berkeley, where she also was the Assistant Director of the Center for British Studies.  Her courses specialize in Victorian and Twentieth Century British culture, gender, and class.

She is the author of Lytton Strachey and the Search for Modern Sexual Identity (2002) and several articles on British modernism, sexuality, and twentieth century popular culture. Her edited collections include Conflicting Masculinities: Men in Television Period Drama (2019); Upstairs and Downstairs: British Costume Drama Television from The Forsyte Sage to Downton Abbey (2014), Catherine Cookson Country: On the Borders of Legitimacy, Fiction, and History (2012), The Tube Has Spoken: Reality TV & History (2009)  and Steaming into A Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology (2012). Her current project examines rape and contemporay debates about sexual violence in period drama television. She is the resident area expert on the Royal family and frequently gives public lectures on British popular culture. One of her interviews on the Royal wedding is here: https://www.wusa9.com/video/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-....

Dr. Taddeo also serves as the Department of History Director of the Undergraduate Internship Program and Faculty Adviser to the History Undergraduate Association (HUA).

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