Faculty Directory

Tara Thomas
  • Title
    • Doctoral Candidate
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Literature Department
  • Affiliations Dickens Project
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Humanities Building 1, 329
  • Office Hours Fall 2020: Thursdays 6-8 PM
  • Mail Stop Literature Department
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses LIT 146G: Queer(y)ing Victorian Literature, LIT 116G: Victorian Monsters, WR2: Viral Vampires: Multimodality in Dracula

Summary of Expertise

Victorian studies, British and Roman literature, queer and feminist theories

Biography, Education and Training

B.A. English, Southern Oregon University

M.A. Literature, UCSC

Honors, Awards and Grants

Kenneth Karmiole Endowed Research Fellowship, UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library

Anne and Jim Bay Fellowship in Victorian Studies, UC Santa Cruz


Selected Publications

“Queer Decadent Historiography: Michael Field, Victoria Cross, and Theodora,” Studies in Walter Pater and Aestheticism (Summer 2020)

“‘We Are Michael Field’: Uncloseting the Queer Archive,” Americana: A Bird and Beckett Review 6 (2016)