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Visiting lecturer in Folklore Dr Jeana Jorgensen contributes chapter to New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales.

The book, edited by Christa C. Jones and Claudia Schwabe and published through Utah State University Press, "introduces scholarly perspectives on how to teach fairy tales in a variety of courses and academic disciplines...Challenging the fairy-tale canon as represented by the Brothers Grimm, Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, and Walt Disney, contributors reveal an astonishingly diverse fairy-tale landscape."



Former student of the late Alan Dundes, Dr Jeana Jorgensen, returns to UC Berkeley as a lecturer in the folklore program for Spring 2017.

Professor Charles Briggs was awarded the Graduate Student Mentor Award by the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Medical Anthropology Student Association at the AAA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis. The Award "recognizes excellence in graduate student mentorship, and is aimed at senior or mid-career scholars who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to teaching and mentorship throughout their careers, particularly those who have taken the time to successfully guide their MA and PhD students through fieldwork and the thesis or dissertation writing process."

World-renowned folklorist Galit Hasan-Rokem will be the visiting professor of folklore and anthropology in the fall semester of 2016. 


won the Américo Paredes Prize from the American Folklore Society
Please find out more information about the Prize at American Folklore Society


"Here is our Man," Dundes Discovered: Development of The Folklore Program at UC Berkeley


won the Jean P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore

admitted to the Performance Studies Department at UC Berkeley for her Ph.D


received a fellowship from the Al-Falah Program in Islamic Studies