T.J. Tallie Assistant Professor of History

T.J. Tallie

Newcomb 315
Curriculum Vitae

Recent Digital Publications:

T.J. Tallie and Jason Bruner, ““Truly Ugandan: Martyrs, Pope Francis, and the Question of Sexuality” Notches: (re)marks on the history of sexuality (blog), January 5, 2016, http://notchesblog.com/2016/01/05/truly-ugandan-martyrs-pope-francis-and-the-question-of-sexuality/

T.J. Tallie and Julie Moreau, “Durban Pride 2015: What Democracy Look Like?,” Africa Is A Country (blog), June 30, 2015, http://africasacountry.com/2015/06/durban-pride-2015-what-does-democracy-feel-like/


Ph.D. in History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2014
M.A. in History, University of California, San Diego, 2006
B.A. in History and the Study of Religion,  University of California, San Diego, 2005


Southern African History, Gender and Sexuality, Settler Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century, Zulu Language and Culture, British Imperialism


Modern African history, Africa in the Western Imagination, South African History, Global History, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Selected Publications

T.J. Tallie, “Sartorial Settlement: the Mission Field and Transformation in Colonial Natal, 1850-1897,” Journal of World History, 27, no. 3 (2016): 389-410.

T.J. Tallie, “Shifting Alliances: Social Order and the Politics of Friendship in Colonial Natal, 1850-1910,” in Ties That Bind: Race and the Politics Of Friendship In South Africa, edited by Jon Soske and Shannon Walsh, WITS University Press, 2016.

T.J. Tallie, “The Historian and Apartheid,” in Apartheid Israel: The Politics of An Analogy, edited by Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs, p. 81-86, Chicago: Haymarket Press, 2015.

T.J. Tallie, “August 1882: Zulu King Cetshwayo kaMpande Visits London” in BRANCH: Britain, Representation and Nineteenth-Century History. Ed. Dino Franco Felluga. Extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net. Web. January 2015.

Megan Condis, T.J. Tallie, and Kaitlin Marks-Dubbs, “Speaking Through 'Lard-Slicked Lips': Fatness, Racism, and Narratives of Self-Control Encircling the Paula Deen Scandal,” GenderForum, 48 (2014).

T.J. Tallie, “Queering Natal: Settler Logics and the Disruptive Challenge of Zulu Polygamy.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 19, no. 2 (2013): 167-189.

T.J. Tallie, “Racialised Masculinity and the Limits of Settlement: John Dunn and Natal, 1879-1883.” Journal of Natal and Zulu History, 30 (2012): 1-22.