Catalina Valriu is Bachelor of Arts and PhD in Catalan Philology by the UIB.
She works on I+D research projects on oral literature in collaboration with the University Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, in projects on literature for children and young adults, with the LIJMI team of the University of Santiago de Compostela.
She is a member of the European Research Group on Oral Narrative (ERGON/GRENO) and of the Group of Ethnopoetic Studies (IEC), of which she has been Director (2007-2013). She is currently Deputy Director of the Department of Catalan Philology (of which she has also been Secretary), Director of the Balearic Islands Ethnopoetic Research Group (GREIB), Member of the Catalan Society of Language and Literature (SCLL-IEC) and member of the Board of Directors of the journal Llengua & Literatura.
Her lines of research are oral literature, especially legends and folk tales, and books for children and young people.