Julie Dobrow teaches in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, and in the Environmental Studies and Film and Media Studies Programs at Tufts University. She is a Senior Fellow at the Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts, and also serves as the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Dobrow graduated from Smith College with an AB in anthropology and sociology, and received her MA and Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.
Though much of her research and writing has focused around issues of children and media, for the past several years most of Dobrow’s efforts have been focused around researching the fascinating lives of Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham. She has written and published a number of articles about them. Last summer she was invited to give the keynote address at the 80th anniversary of the Audubon Society’s Hog Island Camp, founded through Millicent’s bequest of the island. Dobrow’s mother/daughter biography, Outside Emily’s Door: Mabel Loomis Todd, Millicent Todd Bingham and the Making of America’s Greatest Poet, is being published by WW Norton and Company.