Ulrich Marzolph, University of Göttingen, Germany
Ulrich Marzolph is a professor of Islamic studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and a senior member of the editorial committee of the Enzyklopädie des Märchens. He specializes in the narrative culture of the Islamic Near and Middle East, with particular emphasis on Arab and Persian folk narrative and popular literature. His publications include The Arabian Nights Encyclopedia (together with Richard van Leeuwen, 2004), the edited volumes The Arabian Nights Reader (2006) and The Arabian Nights in Transnational Perspective (2007), and the continuously updated online Arabian Nights Bibliography.
Regina F. Bendix, University of Göttingen, Germany
Regina F. Bendix is a professor of Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Among her areas of interests are the ethnography of communication and narrative research, history of scholarship, as well as the intersection of culture, politics and economics. Her publications include In Search of Authenticity (1997) and the co-edited volumes A Companion to Folklore (together with Galit Hasan-Rokem, 2012) and Heritage Regimes and the State (together with Aditya Eggert and Arnika Peselmann, 2013).
Francisco Vaz da Silva, University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Francisco Vaz da Silva teaches anthropology and folklore at the University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal. He is mostly interested in metaphorical representations and cultural symbolism, which he addresses in the fields of fairy tales, religious art, and comparative anthropology. His publications include Metamorphosis: The Dynamics of Symbolism in European Fairy Tales (2002), Archeology of Intangible Heritage (2008), and an annotated seven-volume collection of European fairy tales, Contos Maravilhosos Europeus (2011–2013).
Cristina Bacchilega, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawai’i Michael Foster, University of California, Davis, California Pauline Greenhill, The University of Winnipeg, Canada Galit Hasan-Rokem, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Frank Korom, Boston University, Massachusets Kimberly J. Lau, University of California, Santa Cruz, California Kirin Narayan, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia Máiréad NicCraith, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland Dorothy Noyes, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio Diarmuid ÓGiolláin, University of Notre Dame, Indiana Elo-Hanna Seljamaa , University of Tartu, Estonia Ülo Valk, University of Tartu, Estonia Mike Wilson, Loughborough University, United Kingdom