AboutExecutive Board

Emily Socolov

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Executive board

Emily Socolov.  Folklorist, visual artist, activist working in life history, cultural imaginaries, social justice. Founding Executive Director, Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, serving the immigrant community of NY; Project Director, Center for Traditional Music and Dance; Presenter/Researcher, Smithsonian Folklife Festival. PhD in Folklore and Folklife (UPenn), MA through Performance Studies (NYU), Licentiate in Museography (INAH/Mexico). Has taught folklore and anthropology at Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX; UT Austin; UPenn. Emily works with undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers in family detention in Texas where she’s Visiting Scholar at the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at UT-Austin, researching the Left and the Cold War.