Curriculum Vitae

Educational History

2012 Ph.D., Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University; Minor in Gender Studies

2007 M.A., Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University

2004 B.A. (Interdisciplinary Studies, emphasis on Narrative Folklore), University of California, Berkeley

Dissertation Title: Gender and the Body in Classical European Fairy Tales

Work Experience

Spring 2017 Visiting Instructor, University of California, Berkeley (teaching Anthropology 160, The Forms of Folklore, and Anthropology 162, an upper-division elective on women, gender, and folklore; includes managing GSIs or Graduate Student Instructors)

2013-2016 Instructor, Butler University (designed and taught the following classes: Folklore of the Midwest; Written Out of Wedlock; Dark Desires in Fairy-Tale Fiction; Dance, Gender, and the Body; Body Art; Sex Education Across Cultures; the Body and Society)

2012-13 Instructor, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Anthropology Department (F101, Introduction to Folklore, Fall Semester; F360, Indiana Folklore, Spring Semester)

2008-09 Instructor, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, Anthropology Department (including F363, Women’s Folklore; F364, Children’s Folklore, and F101, Introduction to Folklore)

2005-08 Assistant Instructor, Indiana University, Folklore Department (including F101, Introduction to Folklore; E103, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Selves; and F131, Introduction to Folklore in the U.S.)

Publications

ARTICLES

2016 “Intertextuality, Creativity, and Sexuality: Group Exercises in the Fairy-Tale/Gender Studies Classroom.” In New Approaches to Teaching Folk and Fairy Tales, ed. Christa C. Jones and Claudia Schwabe. Logan: Utah State University Press. 227-240.

2016 Articles for Folktales and Fairy Tales: Translations and Texts from around the World, 2nd edition, ed. Anne Duggan and Donald Haase with Helen Callow. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood (an imprint of ABC-CLIO). (list of topics included in 2008 citation, with addition of: Body)

2014 “Molding Messages: Analyzing the Reworking of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in Grimm’s Fairy Tale Classics and Dollhouse,” coauthored with Brittany Warman. In Channeling Wonder: Fairy Tales on Television, ed. Pauline Greenhill and Jill Rudy. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. 144-162.

2014 “Strategic Silences: Voiceless Heroes in Fairy Tales.” In A Quest of Her Own: Essays on the Female Hero in Modern Fantasy, ed. Lori M. Campbell. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. 15-34.

2014 “Quantifying the Grimm Corpus: Transgressive and Transformative Bodies in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 28 (1). (Detroit: Wayne State University Press). 127-141.

2014 “Modern Views of Ancient Goddesses in Tarot.” In Tarot in Culture, ed. Emily Auger. Ontario: Valleyhome Books [ebook].

2013 “The Black and the White Bride: Dualism, Gender, and Bodies in European Fairy Tales.” In The Journal of History and Cultures (JHAC) 3: 49-71 (available for free on the JHAC site).

2013 “Computational Analysis of Gender and the Body in European Fairy Tales,” co-authored with Scott Weingart, Literary and Linguistic Computing 28 (3): 404-416. (abstract here)

2013 “Embodiment, Representation, and Perception in Fairy-Tale Scholarship: Connecting the Written Body and the Writing Body.” In VanaVaraVedaja 8, eds. Kaisa Kulasalu, Lona Päll, and Kaija Rumm. Tartu: Tartu Nefa Rühm. 184-201.

2012 “Sorting Out Donkey Skin (ATU 510B): Toward an Integrative Literal-Symbolic Analysis of Fairy Tales. Cultural Analysis 11 (University of California): 91-120.  (available for free on the CA site)

2012 “Dancing the Numinous: Sacred and Spiritual Techniques of Contemporary American Belly Dancers.” Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 6 (2). (Tartu: Estonian Literary Museum, National Museum, University of Tartu). 3-28. (available for free on the JEF site)

2012 “Queering Kinship in ‘The Maiden Who Seeks Her Brothers.’” In Transgressive Tales: Queering the Brothers Grimm, eds. Kay Turner and Pauline Greenhill. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. 69-89.

2011 “Monstrous Skins and Hybrid Identities in Catherynne M. Valente’s The Orphan’s Tales.” In Postmodern Reinterpretations of Fairy Tales: How Applying New Methods Generates New Meanings, ed. Anna Kerchy. 2011. Lewiston, Lampeter: The Edwin Mellen Press. 276-295.

2010 “Political and Theoretical Feminisms in American Folkloristics: Definition Debates, Publication Histories, and the Folklore Feminists Communication.” The Folklore Historian 27. (Terre Haute; Indiana State University Press). 43-73. (click here for PDF)

2008 Articles for The Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales, ed. Donald Haase. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. (topics include: Charles de Lint, Erotic Tales, Sigmund Freud, Gender, Bengt Holbek, Incest, Ellen Kushner, Hayao Miyazaki, Donna Jo Napoli, Psychological Approaches, Geza Róheim, Jane Yolen, Young Adult Fiction)

2008 “Innocent Initiations: Female Agency in Eroticized Fairy Tales.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 22 (1). (Detroit: Wayne State University Press). 27-37.

2007 “A Wave of the Magic Wand: Fairy Godmothers in Contemporary American Media.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies 21 (2). (Detroit: Wayne State University Press). 216-227.

2006 “’Whether it’s coins, fringe, or just stuff that’s sparkly’: Aesthetics and Utility in a Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Troupe’s Costumes.” Midwestern Folklore 32 (1/2). (Terre Haute: Indiana State University Press). 83-97.

FORTHCOMING/WORKS IN PROGRESS

Under review: “Diversity in Digital Humanities Conferences,” coauthored with Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara and Scott Weingart; under consideration for the Debates in Digital Humanities series edited by Jacqueline Weirmont and Elizabeth Losh.

(Review) Ferrari, Fabrizio M. Guilty Males and Proud Females: Negotiating Genders in a Bengali Festival. In Folklore.

(Review) Haney, Jack, trans. and ed., Long, Long Tales of the Russian North. In Marvels & Tales.

BOOK REVIEWS

2014 Jones, Christine A. and Jennifer Schacker, eds., Marvelous Transformations: An Anthology of Fairy Tales and Contemporary Critical Perspectives and Raynard, Sophie, ed., The Teller’s Tale: Lives of the Classic Fairy Tale Writers, In The Journal of American Folklore 127.506: 475-477.

2014 Zipes, Jack, The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre, in The Journal for the Fantastic In the Arts 25.1: 148-150.

2014 Bacchilega, Cristina, Fairy Tales Transformed? Twenty-First-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder, in in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews (read here for free)

2013 Propp, Vladimir, The Russian Folktale and Chandler, Robert, Russian Magic Tales: From Pushkin to Platonov, in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews (read here for free)

2013 Sabry, Somaya Sami, Arab-American Women’s Writing and Performance: Orientalism, Race, and the Idea of The Arabian Nights, in Marvels & Tales 27.1 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press): 144-146.

2013 Zipes, Jack, The Enchanted Screen: A History of Fairy Tales on Film, in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews (read here for free)

2012 Bottigheimer, Ruth B., Fairy Tales: A New History, in The Journal of American Folklore 125.498: 508-510.

2011 Pemberton, Marilyn. Enchanted Ideologies: A Collection of Rediscovered Nineteenth-Century Moral Fairy Tales, in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews (read here for free)

2010 Bobby, Susan Redington, ed., Fairy Tales Reimagined: Essays on New Retellings, in Journal of Folklore Research Reviews (read here for free)

2009 Geller, Pamela L. and Miranda K. Stockett, eds., Feminist Anthropology: Past, Present, Future and Lavender, Catherine J., Scientists and Storytellers: Feminist Anthropologists and the Construction of the American Southwest, double review in Western Folklore 68.4: 490-492

2009 Stone, Kay, Some Day Your Witch Will Come, in Marvels & Tales 23.2 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press): 416-418

2005 Levorato, Alessandra, Language and Gender in the Fairy Tale Tradition: A Linguistic Analysis of Old and New Storytelling, in Marvels & Tales 19:2 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press): 316-219

2005 Heilman, Elizabeth, ed., Harry Potter’s World: Multidisciplinary Critical Perspectives, in Cultural Analysis 4 (University of California Press): 13-16

2005 Tucker, Holly, Pregnant Fictions: Childbirth and the Fairy Tale in Early-Modern France, in Folklore Forum 36:1 (Indiana University)

2004 Vaz da Silva, Francisco, Metamorphosis: The Dynamics of Symbolism in European Fairy Tales, in Marvels & Tales 18:2 (Detroit: Wayne State University Press): 320-323

GUEST BLOG POSTS

2014 Normalized Weekend Work: It Is Basically Like Homework, Right? at Conditionally Accepted: A Place for Academics on the Margins

2013 Some Internal and External Ways of Validating the Adjunct Experience at Conditionally Accepted: A Place for Academics on the Margins

2013 Sexual Health and Relationship Education Via Life Stories (co-authored with Xaverine Bates and Lara) at Condom Monologues

2012 Understanding ‘the Body’ in Fairy Tales (co-authored with Scott Weingart) at Oxford University Press’s Blog

POETRY, FICTION, AND NON-ACADEMIC NONFICTION

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Conference Papers

2017 “Hungers & Hypersexuality: Locating Sex Addiction in Fairy Tales, Novels & Overheated Uteruses” (with Lucie Fielding), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Las Vegas, Nevada

2017  “Waking Snow White: Denatualizing Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary American Fairy-Tale Literature,” Western States Folklore Society, Eugene, Oregon

2017 “The Myth Makes the Man: Folk Narratives in The Fall of the Kings,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2017 “Epic Fairy Tales,” (discussion panel) International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2016 “Myth-Ritual Theory and Application: The Functions of Folk Narrative in The Fall of the Kings,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Miami, Florida

2016  “Gender and Centrality, DH 2000-2016” (with Scott Weingart and Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara), Keystone DH, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

2016  “Once Upon a Pedagogue: Teaching with Fairy Tales,” (discussion panel) International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2015 “The Science of Sex in Lost Girl: Making the Old New Again,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2014 “Gendering Lost Girl: Transforming Fairy-Tale and Legend Intertexts in TV,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico

2014 “Tales of Magic, Morality, and… Monogamy?: Understanding Non-monogamous Relationships in Fairy Tales,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2013 “When Fairy Tales Learned to Count: Digital Fairy-Tale Scholarship,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Providence, Rhode Island

2013 “Changelings with a Caffeine Addiction: How Urban Fantasy Adapts Folklore,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2012 “Measuring Traditionality: A Quantitative Approach to Narrative Units,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

2012 “Bodily Transgressions and Transformations in the Grimms,” The Grimm Brothers Today: Kinder- und Hausmärchen and Its Legacy 200 Years After, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 “Where the Empirical Meets the Theoretical: Merging Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Fairy Tales,” International Conference of Young Folklorists: Theoretical Frames and Empirical Research, Vilnius, Lithuania

2012 “Monstrous Masculinity in Fairy Tales,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2012 “The Role of the Organ in Western Legends and Fairy Tales,” Belief Narratives International Symposium: Local Legends in the Global Context, Imphal, India

2011 “A Quantitative Folkloristic Approach to European Fairy Tales” with Scott Weingart, American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Bloomington, Indiana

2011 “Computational Analysis of Gender and the Body in European Fairy Tales” with Scott Weingart, Digital Humanities 2011, Stanford, California

2011 “Negotiating the Body in Classical Fairy Tales,” Mediating Culture: Experience, Harmony, and Discord: The 2011 IU/OSU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Conference, Bloomington, Indiana

2011 “The Grotesque Body in Fairy Tales,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2011 “Cataloguing Gender and the Body in European Fairy Tales,” Interim Conference of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Shillong, India

2010 “Narrating Identities: Constructing Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Coming-Out Stories,” Contact: The Dynamics of Power & Culture: Collaborative Conference of the Ohio State University Folklore Student Association and the Folklore & Ethnomusicology Associations at Indiana University, Columbus, Ohio

2010 “Monstrous Skins and Hybrid Identities in Valente’s The Orphan’s Tales,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2009 “Magical Mirrors and Transformations: From Fairy Tale to Medicine, ” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Boise, Idaho

2009 “Getting Under the Skin: The Inscription of Identity in Contemporary Fairy Tales,” 15th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Athens, Greece

2009 “Dichotomies of Kinship in ‘The Brothers Who Were Turned into Birds’,” Public & Private: Collaborative Conference of the Indiana University Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Associations and the Ohio State University Folklore Student Association, Bloomington, Indiana

2009 “Ancient Goddesses, Modern Cards: Changing Concepts of Female Figures in Tarot,” National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations annual conference, New Orleans, Louisiana

2009 “Recovering the Goddess in Modern Fantasy: Scholarly and Spiritual Theories of Matriarchal Prehistory,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2008 “Intertexts and Invested Traditions in American Belly Dance,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky

2008 “Body Art, Aesthetics, and Community Among Tribal Belly Dancers,” Indiana University Symposium on Dress and Adornment, Bloomington, Indiana

2008 “Dancing the Numinous: Embodying and Performing Fantasy and Mystery in Contemporary American Belly Dance,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Orlando, Florida

2007 “Ancient Goddess Worship in Modern Fantasy: Theories and Ideologies of Prehistorical Narratives,” Fantasy Matters, Minneapolis, Minnesota

2007 “Dressing Up for Daddy: Obscured Father-Daughter Incest in Fairy Tales,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Quebec City, Canada

2007 “Postmodern Bodies,” Pushing Boundaries Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Bloomington, Indiana

2007 “Representations of Gypsiness in English-Language Fantasy Literature,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2006 “Fairy Tales and Gender: A Reception-Based Approach,” Hoosier Folklore Society Annual Meeting, Terre Haute, Indiana

2006 “Coming Out: Constructions of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality in Personal Narratives,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2006 “What Do Folklorists Mean When They Say Feminism?: Sifting Through Politics and Theories,” Western States Folklore Society Annual Conference, Berkeley, California

2006 “Decentering the Discipline: Applications of Feminism and Queer Theory to Folklore,” Pushing Boundaries Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Bloomington, Indiana

2006 “’For All Your Happily Ever Afters’: Fairy-Tale Pastiche and Fantasy Plots,” International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2005 “Innocent Initiations: Female Agency in Eroticized Fairy Tales,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia

2005 “Militant Protestants and Gun-Toting Vampires: One Anime View of Britain,” The Science Fiction Foundation Academic Track at Worldcon, Glasgow, Scotland

2005 “A Wave of the Magic Wand: Fairy Godmothers in Contemporary American Media,” 14th Congress of the International Society for Folk Narrative Research, Tartu, Estonia

2005 “Constructing Identity through Legends and Superstitions: Folklore Genres in Japanese Animation,” Pushing Boundaries: Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Bloomington, Indiana

2004 “If the Interpretation Fits: Symbolic and Literal Approaches to Father-Daughter Incest Fairy Tales,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah

2004 “From Folk Narratives to Hiccup Cures: Folklore and Identity in Anime,” Schoolgirls & Mobilesuits: Culture & Creation in Manga & Anime, Minneapolis College of Art & Design (MCAD), Minneapolis, Minnesota

2004 “If the Skin Fits: Symbolic and Literal Approaches to Father-Daughter Incest Fairy Tales,” California Folklore Society Annual Conference, Northridge, California

2003Cricket’s Tale: Commercializing Folktales for Children,” American Folklore Society Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Invited Lectures

2017 Folklore Roundtable Talk at UC Berkeley, “How to Get Laid in Fairy Tales: Patterns of Gendered Sexuality in European Tales of Magic” (invited by Professor Charles Briggs)

2016 Keynote speaker, the 9th Annual OSU/IU Folklore and Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Conference: The Body in Academia, the Field, and In-Between, Columbus, Ohio (invited by conference organizers Brittany Warman and Sara Cleto)

2015 Featured presenter, “At the Crossroads of Data and Wonder Symposium” at Brigham Young University (invited by Professor Jill Rudy)

2012 “Introduction to the Digital Humanities,” Center for Indigenous Culture Studies, Central University of Jharkhand (invited by Professor Rabindranath Sarma)

2012 “Belly Dance in Contemporary America: Origins, Meanings, Functions,” Center for Indigenous Culture Studies, Central University of Jharkhand (invited by Professor Rabindranath Sarma)

2012 Introductory lecture on indigenous cultures of North America, Center for Indigenous Culture Studies, Central University of Jharkhand (invited by Professor Rabindranath Sarma)

2012  “Gender and Folklore,” Manipuri Department, Manipur University (invited by Professor S. Sanatombi)

2012 “Belly Dance in Contemporary America: Origins, Meanings, Functions,” English and Manipuri Departments, Manipur University (invited by Professor S. Sanatombi and Professor Mani Meitei)

2011 University-wide Popular Lecture on American culture and folklore, Central University of Jharkhand (invited by Professor Rabindranath Sarma)

2011 Introductory lecture on indigenous cultures of North America, Center for Indigenous Culture Studies, Central University of Jharkhand (invited by Professor Rabindranath Sarma)

Guest Lectures

2016 Guest lecture on feminism and postfeminism; SOC 391: Social Theory Seminar at Butler University (invited by Antonio Menéndez-Alarcón, Professor of Sociology)

2016 Guest lecture on fairy tales as coming-of-age narratives; FYS 101-21: The Coming of Age Story at Butler University (invited by Farhad Anwarzai, lecturer)

2016 Guest lecture on body art and material culture; COM232L Visual Literacy at the University of Tampa (invited by Amanda Firestone, Assistant Professor of Communication)

2016 Guest lecture on gender and sexuality in fairy tales; GWSS100 Perspectives in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies at Butler University (invited by Ageeth Sluis, Associate Professor of Latin American History)

2015 Guest lecture on gender and sexuality in American folklore; FOLK201 American Folklore at University of Pennsylvania (invited by Adam Zolkover, Lecturer)

2015 Guest lecture on the body in folklore and culture; SO343 Popular Culture at Butler University (invited by Antonio Menendez-Alarcon, Professor of Sociology)

2014 Guest lecture on folk narrative and fairy tales; F101 Introduction to Folklore course at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (invited by Philip Linder, Instructor)

2013 Guest lecture on the folk groups and identities of belly dance in America; F101 Introduction to Folklore course at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (invited by Lydia Bringerud, Instructor)

2012 Guest lecture on identity and meanings within belly dance in America; Folk 101 Introduction to Folklore course at the University of Pennsylvania (invited by Linda Lee, instructor)

2012 Guest lecture on gender and the body; Seminar in Cultural Theory I (interdisciplinary Master’s level course for the Institute of Cultural Research and the Arts) at the University of Tartu (invited by Leena Kurvet-Käosaar, Associate Professor of Literary Theory)

2011 Guest lecture on gender and folklore; International Folkloristics graduate seminar at the University of Tartu (invited by Ülo Valk, Professor of Estonian and Comparative Folklore and Jonathan Roper, Senior Researcher)

2009 Guest lecture on the history and styles of belly dance in America; American folklore course at the University of Pennsylvania (invited by Linda Lee, instructor)

2009 Panelist at the Conference Workshop, as part of the Folklore and Ethnomusicology Students Association Professional Development Workshop Series (invited by Gabrielle Berlinger, of the Professional Development Committee)

2008 Guest lecture on tribal belly dance dress and adornment as community and identity; H401 “Cultural Aspects of Dress” in Apparel Merchandising and Design at Indiana University (invited by Carrie Hertz, Instructor)

2008 Guest lecture on belly dance and American identity and folklore; F131 “Folklore of Indiana” at Indiana University (invited by Sarah Lash, Instructor)

2005 Guest lecture on fairy tales; F101 “Introduction to Folklore”, Indiana University (invited to speak by Chantal Clarke, Assistant Instructor, Folklore)

2003Cricket’s Tale: Commercializing Folktales for Children;” Celtic R1A class, University of California, Berkeley (invited to speak by Jacqueline Fulmer, Lecturer, Celtic Studies)

Professional Experience

2016-17 Blogger at Patheos.com (the Foxy Folklorist Blog: Folklore, Culture, Sex)

2014-17 Regular contributor at Conditionally Accepted, a blog for academics on the margins

2013-17 Instructor of dance and troupe director of Indy Tribal and its student troupe Mandali Tribal

2012-16 Content writer for educational website Shmoop.com; primary contributor to literature study guides on AlannaHans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales, The City of Ember, Ella Enchanted, and Grimms’ fairy tales among others.

2010-14 Writer on gender, sexuality, and culture for the Kinsey-Institute affiliated blog MySexProfessor.com (under Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH)

2010-11 Dance instructor, Panache Dance Studio, Bloomington, Indiana

2009-10 Research Assistant to Kay Turner on the Transgressive Tales book project on the Brothers Grimm

2005-09 Dance instructor, Windfall Studio, Bloomington, Indiana

2003 Reader and grader, Anthropology 160, under Professor Alan Dundes, University of California, Berkeley

2002-04 Undergraduate Research Apprentice, University of California, Berkeley Folklore Archives

2000-01 Researcher, writer, and editor of art history educational materials for Acalon, Inc. (a company providing study guides for the national Academic Decathlon competition)

Professional Service

2014; 2016 Peer Reviewer for Digital Humanities Quarterly

2013-14; 2016 Peer Reviewer for Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies

2015 Peer Reviewer for Journal of Folklore Research

2014; 2016 Peer Reviewer for Journal of American Folklore

2014 Peer Reviewer for Libri & Liberi: Journal of Research on Children’s Literature and Culture

2013 Peer Reviewer for Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics

2013 Discussant on panel on dance and music at “Publics and Networks: Discourse, Circulation, and Power,” a Collaborative Conference of the Indiana University Folklore & Ethnomusicology Student Associations and the Ohio State University Folklore Student Association (Bloomington, Indiana)

2009-11 Member of the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society committee to award the Elli Köngäs Maranda Prize

2009-10 Chair of the Cultural Identities Caucus, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

2007-08 Senior Convener for the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society

2007 Head of Pushing Boundaries: Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Conference Planning Committee (Indiana University)

2006-07 Junior Convener for the Women’s Section of the American Folklore Society

2006 Pushing Boundaries: Extreme Folklore and Ethnomusicology Graduate Student Conference Planning Committee (Indiana University)

2005-07 Treasurer, Folklore Students Association (Indiana University)

2003 Ad hoc committee, undergraduate research guide, sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research

2003 Invitation luncheon and consultation, University of California Executive Board

2003 Volunteer at joint annual conference: 25th Annual California Celtic Studies Conference and Annual Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA) Conference, University of California, Berkeley

Fellowships, Scholarships, Awards

2016 Butler University History and Anthropology Department Mini-Grant to present at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

2014 Butler University Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies program Mini-Grant to present at the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

2011-12 DoRa Scholarship Recipient: full funding to reside and study at the University of Tartu, Estonia, hosted by the Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore

2011 Paul Fortier Prize Winner, for “Computational Analysis of Gender and the Body in European Fairy Tales” (co-authored with Scott Weingart) at Digital Humanities 2011

2009 Honorable Mention, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Graduate Student Award, for “Recovering the Goddess in Modern Fantasy: Scholarly and Spiritual Theories of Matriarchal Prehistory”

2007 American Folklore Society Student Travel Stipend Recipient

2007 College of Arts & Sciences Travel Grant

2007 Runner-up, Richard Reuss Prize for Students of Folklore and History, for “Why We Need Another Feminist Folklore Retrospective: Political and Theoretical Feminism in Folkloristics”

2007 Honorable Mention, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Graduate Student Award, for “Representations of Gypsiness in English-Language Fantasy Literature”

2004-07 Indiana University Department of Folklore & Ethnomusicology Fellowship

2004 Phi Beta Kappa Society of California member, inducted in spring

2003 Travel Grant for Undergraduate Research Award (to present research)

2003 University of California, Berkeley Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship

2003 University of California, Berkeley Dean’s List

2002 Golden Key Honor Society member, inducted in the spring

2002 University of California, Berkeley Dean’s List

2001 University of California, Berkeley Dean’s List

2000-04 National Merit Scholarship, Semi-Finalist Monetary Award

Professional Affiliations

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists

American Folklore Society

Hoosier Folklore Society

Institute for Atemporal Studies

International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

International Society for Folk Narrative Research

Western States Folklore Society

References

Please contact me for the names and email addresses of colleagues who will provide references or write letters of recommendation for me.

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