Jeana Jorgensen

Foxy Folklorist

Jeana Jorgensen studied folklore under Alan Dundes at the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to earn her PhD in folklore from Indiana University. She researches gender and sexuality in fairy tales and fairy-tale retellings, folk narrative more generally, body art, dance, sex education, and feminist/queer theory. Her blogging seeks to make academic research and concepts more broadly accessible, with a focus on not only bringing folklore to the broader public but also making claims about identity, narrative, and culture in an increasingly secular world.

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Is Spain’s new menstrual leave policy a good idea?

Is Spain’s new menstrual leave policy a good idea?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Chances are good that you know someone who suffers from intense menstrual distress: cramping, headaches, nausea, and diarrhea, just to name a few. You might even be that person. I’ve been lucky in that, despite having a uterus, it rarely acts up too badly. But I see it all around me: in family members, in friends, in students who email me to let me know their cramps are so awful,…

Our future

Our future

Reading Time: 3 minutes It happened just like they teach it in schools. It wasn’t even the plane crashes that did…