Professor of British History
University of Maryland
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Julie Anne Taddeo received her Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. She previously taught at Temple University and the University of California at Berkeley, where she also was the Assistant Director of the Center for British Studies. 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 Saga 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 contemporary 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.