Announcing Selina Morales as Guest Editor for 2020 Journal of Folklore and Education

Dec 11, 2019

Teaching for Equity: The Role of Folklore in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity” asks how folklore and paying close attention to culture in our learning spaces can equip educators with tools and resources to engage more fully diverse students and audiences. This Journal speaks directly to the national crisis of equity, representation, and access in our zip codes and our cultural and educational institutions. We are thrilled that Selina Morales will serve as Guest Editor for this important volume that will be published in September 2020. Submissions are currently being accepted. Learn more here…

More about Selina: Selina Morales is a Philadelphia-based public folklorist who consults nationally with a focus on urban folklore, particularly the intersection of community aesthetics, heritage, and social justice. She is currently working with Southwest Folklife Alliance on the national Radical Imagination for Racial Justice initiative, coaching community-based researchers to document and interpret racial justice projects in their own ALAANA communities. For nearly a decade she worked at one of the country’s premiere folklore organizations, Philadelphia Folklore Project, the last five years as its Director. Selina previously worked at Traditional Arts Indiana (2006-2010). Currently, she is a faculty member at Goucher College’s Masters in Cultural Sustainability Program where she teaches ethical and effective cultural partnerships and nonprofit leadership and management. Selina is a sought-after speaker in both academic and community settings. Her topics range from social justice and folklore to public interest folklore theory and practice, Latino folklore, urban folklore, and folklore and education.

Selina earned a B.A. in Anthropology at Oberlin College and an M.A. in Folklore at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she also completed doctoral coursework and a comprehensive exam. She is a member of the Advisory Council to the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and also serves as the Board Chair of the Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School in Philadelphia. In 2017, she was honored as one of the Delaware Valley’s 50 Most Influential Latinos.