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Toni Shapiro-Phim

Toni Shapiro-Phim is Director of Programs at the Philadelphia Folklore Project, a non-profit arts and social justice organization. She has a PhD in cultural anthropology from Cornell University and has held teaching and research appointments at the University of California-Berkeley, Yale University and Bryn Mawr College, focusing on dance, migration, exile, war and social justice. She has worked in Cambodian, Lao and Vietnamese refugee camps in Indonesia and Thailand, conducted years of ethnographic research in Cambodia, and participated in trainings with the Peacebuidling and the Arts Initiative at Brandeis University. Co-editor with Naomi Jackson of Dance, Human Rights and Social Justice: Dignity in Motion (Scarecrow, 2008), she has also contributed to Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide (University of California, 2002) and The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement, and Neuroscience (American Bar Association, 2013), among other publications.