Victoria Phillips is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University, and affiliated faculty at the European Institute, the Harriman Institute, and the Department of History. She specializes in Cold War history and cultural diplomacy. Her book, Martha Graham's Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming), explores Graham’s State Department tours between 1955 and 1987 under every seated president to over twenty-five nations. Her article “Dance Diplomacy: Martha Graham, the State Department and Cold War Cultural Exchange in Asia” won the Selma Jean Cohen Award from the Society of Dance History Scholars. In 2006, Professor Phillips curated Dance is a Weapon in Paris. She also co-curated Politics and the Dancing Body and an exhibit on the history of American Ballet Theatre at the Library of Congress. She has presented her work internationally and taught at the London School of Economics as a Visiting Fellow, 2018-2019. She has served on the boards of the Joyce Theater and American Ballet Theatre, and currently sits on the board of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the editorial boards of American Communist History and Dance Chronicle.
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