Selina Morales, Director

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Contact: smorales [at] folkloreproject.org About Selina: Selina tends PFP's mission and vision, develops innovative programming, and manages day-to-day operations. She came to PFP in 2010 to coordinate public programs and launched its Folk Arts and Social Change residencies. Selina is a doctoral candidate in folklore at Indiana University, where she completed her M.A., also in folklore. Her dissertation (in progress) draws on her current work at PFP, dealing with contemporary approaches to public folklore. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Oberlin College. Before joining PFP, she worked at Traditional Arts Indiana, Indiana's statewide folklife organization, where she conducted folklife research, developed public programs, and curated and coordinated exhibitions. She served as a guest curator at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures where she curated Botanica: A Pharmacy for the Soul, an innovative installation drawing on a 163-piece ethnographic collection documenting Botanica practices in the United States. Selina has been an invited speaker in University and community settings on social justice and folklore, Latino folklore, folklore and education and other topics. Areas of expertise include: Latino folklore, folk healing and belief, public folkore theory and practice, and urban folklore.