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Catherine Tosenberger

Associate Professor

Contact Information




  • 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).

Media and Research Expert