Who We Are

  • Selina tends PFP's mission and vision, develops innovative programming, and manages day-to-day operations. 

    Contact: smorales [at] folkloreproject.org 

  • Toni oversees PFP’s public programs, including exhibitions, performances, humanities forums and other collaborative endeavors with community partners.

    Contact: toni [at] folkloreproject.org 

  • Sinta joined PFP to assist with day-to-day operations and oversees a variety of administrative, clerical, and program support activities.

    Contact: sinta [at] folkloreproject.org


Debora Kodish was the founder of the Philadelphia Folklore Project, and it’s Director from 1987 through June 2014. Some of her publications on activist approaches to public interest folklore work can be found here, including "Cultivating Folk Arts and Social Change" (Journal of American Folklore, 2013), "Imagining Public Folklore" (Companion to Folklore, 2012), and "Envisioning Folklore Activism" (Journal of American Folklore, 2011). She can be reached at debora.kodish@gmail.com

2018 Board Members

  • Rechelle McJett Beatty
  • Carole Boughter
  • David Eldridge 
  • Sharon Friedler
  • Saundra Gilliard
  • Dr. Fariha Khan
  • Jeannine Osayande
  • Linda Richardson

Teaching Artists