Linda J. Lee holds advanced degrees in folklore from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches humanities, folklore, literature, and writing at area universities, including Penn, Temple, Philadelphia University, and University of the Arts. Recently, she co-curated the "Grimms' Anatomy: Magic and Medicine 1812-2012" exhibit at the Mütter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia with Mütter curator Anna Dhody. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, and she has been published in Western Folklore, Marvels & Tales, and numerous encyclopedias. Her dissertation research focuses on animal (monster) bridegrooms in contemporary media, and she has studied Halloween and contemporary traditions of Salem, Massachusetts, related to the witch trials of 1692. Her research interests include gender and folk narrative; women's popular fiction; popular culture transformations of folklore; urban legends; and witchcraft legends, beliefs, and traditions.