Joseph Pentangelo is a linguist and folklorist. He earned a PhD in Linguistics and a graduate certificate in Medieval Studies from the Graduate Center, CUNY. In his dissertation, he introduced the 360º camera as a tool for language documentation, creating a virtual reality corpus of the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language. Research interests include documentary linguistics, historical linguistics, folklore, and witchcraft. He is a graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island.