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New Chapter by Visiting Lecturer

Visiting lecturer in Folklore Dr. Jeana Jorgensen has contributed a 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."

Professor Honored for Mentorship

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."

Student Receives Steager Prize

We are pleased to announce that the 2014-15 recipient of the Jeanne P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore is History of Art Ph.D. Candidate and Folklore Designated Emphasis student Elaine Yau.

The Jeanne P. Steager Memorial Prize in Folklore is open to all UC Berkeley students of any department and is awarded annually to a student who has made an outstanding contribution in folklore during the academic year. The nature of the entry is not restricted; it may include papers based on library research, or field projects. Criteria for selection include originality, excellence, and importance to the field of folklore.