Julie Cassidy

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Assistant Professor

EMAIL: jcassidy@bmcc.cuny.edu

Office: N-751Q

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 776-7296

Julie A. S. Cassidy is an assistant professor at BMCC. She earned a Ph.D. in English with a specialty in children’s and young adult literature and culture from the University of Florida. (Go Gators!) Prior to living in Florida, Cassidy roamed the wheat fields and prairies of Kansas, ate at Taco Tico regularly, earned a B.S. in secondary education, and helped her grandmother bake chocolate chip cookies. Her publications include essays on nostalgia, popular culture, Little Golden Books, and gaming pedagogy.
Currently, she is the Composition Coordinator for the English Department, and she is building a Children and Youth Studies Program at BMCC.


Young Adult Literature and Culture, Literary Theory, Fairy Tales, Composition, Children’s Literature and Culture, American Popular Culture


  • M.A. University of Florida,  English, 
  • Ph.D. University of Florida,  English — Children’s and YA Literature, 
  • B.S. Kansas State University,  Secondary Education — English and journalism, 

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


  • Fairy Tale Women in 1990s Film, Cabinet des Fees: a Fairy Tale Journal
  • Transporting Nostalgia: Little Golden Books as Souvenirs of Childhood, Children’s Literature
  • “Beat the House: Finding and Evaluating Sources” in _Let The Games Begin! Engaging Students with Interactive Instruction_, Neal Schuman Publishing
  • “Popular” in _Keywords for Children’s Literature_, NYU Press

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • PSC-CUNY Research Award (41)

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