Julie Tharp is a senior lecturer with the Department of English of UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield. Most recently, Tharp retired as professor after spending 30 years with UW Colleges. She teaches courses in composition, multicultural literature, and film studies. As a Fulbright recipient in 2001, she taught at the National University of Singapore. She has taken students to Ireland, studied in Mexico, taught at the Wisconsin in Scotland program, and taught in Hangzhou, China. In 2016 she received a six month Fulbright fellowship to do research in Mumbai, India on Bollywood film. Tharp has spearheaded the Continuing Education program, Dinner and a Movie, for over 20 years, showing 120 films for community members.
Tharp is board president at PDC/Orenda Center, a domestic abuse treatment center in Marshfield. She has served as president of the Marshfield Cultural Fair since 2005.
- World Cinema
- Writing by Women of Color
Tharp, J. and MacCallum-Whitcomb, S. This Giving Birth: Pregnancy and Childbirth in American Women’s Writing, Popular Press, 2000.
Tharp, J. and Kuribayashi, T. Creating Safe Space: Violence and Women’s Writing. SUNY Press, 1998.
- Fulbright Scholar to India (2016)
- Fulbright Scholar to Singapore (2001)
“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement.” – Mary Oliver
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When she was growing up, she wanted to be a writer.