Julie Tharp

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Julie Tharp

American Indian Studies

Rm 445

(715) 389-6514

Dr. Julie Tharp is a professor of English with courses in Composition, Multicultural Literature, Women's Studies, and Film Studies. She has a deep interest in global film, cuisine, and travel. As a Fulbright scholar in 2001, she taught at the National University of Singapore and as Fulbright scholar in 2016 at the Tata Institute for Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. She has taken students to Ireland, studied in Mexico, spent three months at the Wisconsin in Scotland program, and taught in Hangzhou, China.

Her Dinner and a Movie class in Continuing Education is her passion and hobby. She has provided dinners and classes on over seventy films.



This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Women's Writing, eds. Susan MacCallum-Whitcomb and Julie Tharp

Creating Safe Space: Violence and Women's Writing, eds. Tomoko Kuribayashi and Julie Tharp

"Erdrich's Crusade: Sexual Violence and The Round House.Studies in American Indian Literature.

"When the Body is Your Own: Feminist Film Criticism and the Horror Genre."  Nexxus.

“Windigo Ways: Eating and Excess in Louise Erdrich’s The Antelope Wife.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal

"Food, Film and Friendship."  The Projector. 

                                 and others!


B.S. Mankato State University
M.A. Mankato State University
Ph.D. University of Minnesota; Fulbright Scholar

Areas of Expertise

Women and violence, Violence in mass media, Multiculturalism, Global perspectives, Women's writing, Native American literature and film, Quilt history