Catherine Tosenberger

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Catherine Tosenberger
Associate Professor


  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Folklore
  • Literature/Creative Writing
  • Pop Culture
  • Youth
Areas of Expertise:
  • Fandom and Fan Studies
  • Folklore (Especially Fairy Tales)
  • NeoPaganism
  • Witchcraft
  • Young People's Texts and Cultures
Languages Spoken:
  • English
Available To:
  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others

Catherine Tosenberger received an MA in folklore from the Ohio State University and a PhD in folklore and children's literature from the University of Florida. Her dissertation was on Harry Potter fan fiction on the Internet.

Tosenberger has published research on fairy tales, folk narratives, digital folklore and children's literature, fan studies, and witchcraft (historical and contemporary).

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Not your mother’s fairy tales

Eight scholars from four countries present the latest in international fairy-tale research at the University of Winnipeg. The post Not your...

UWinnipeg Professor Pauline Greenhill launches book on the brothers Grimm

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UWinnipeg Granted Close to $1 Million For Research

WINNIPEG, MB – The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced a significant federal investment for...