Brittany Warman is a PhD candidate in English with a concentration in Folklore and Nineteenth-Century British Literature. Her main research focus is the intersection of folklore and literature, especially folk narrative retellings. She is also interested in fairy tales generally, speculative literature (particularly the Gothic and Fantastic), supernatural folklore (especially conceptions of magic and fairylore/witch lore), feminist and queer theory, experimental literature, and digital media. She is currently working on her dissertation about fairy tales, fairylore, and the Gothic aesthetic.
Brittany was the 2010 winner of the Elli Köngäs-Maranda Student Paper Prize and the 2014 recipient of the Polly Stewart Student Travel Stipend, both from the Women's Section of the American Folklore Society, and the 2012 winner of the MAIS Department at George Mason University's Academic Excellence Award and Most Outstanding Thesis Award. She is also a creative writer who is frequently inspired by her work with folklore - she is a former Senior Convener of the Folklore and Creative Writing section of the American Folklore Society and her creative work has been published by Mythic Delirium, Ideomancer, Stone Telling, Jabberwocky Magazine, Cabinet des Fees: Scheherezade's Bequest, Magpie Magazine, and others.