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Jeana Jorgensen earned her doctorate in folklore at Indiana University. A member of the American Folklore Society and the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, she has published widely for both academic and popular audiences. She researches gender and sexuality in fairy tales and folk narrative, body art, dance, the history of folklore studies, digital humanities, feminist and queer theory, and sex education. You can visit her website here.

Academic folklore studies—or folkloristics—is a field of scholarship devoted to the classification, documentation, and interpretation of folklore and folklife.