Phillips is a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and director of the Cold War Archival Research project (CWAR). Her articles have appeared in such varied publications as the New York Times, American Communist History, Dance Chronicle, Ballet News, and Dance Research Journal. She has curated several public exhibitions in the United States and Europe.


Phillips has lectured at renowned universities, colleges, high schools and international institutes. At present, she serves as the Chair of the SHAFR Task Force on Digital Resources, and on the boards of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the European Institute at Columbia University, and the British Society of Dance Historians. She is on the editorial boards of American Communist History and Dance Chronicle. Her primary research is held at the Library of Congress as the Victoria Phillips Collection.

Victoria Phillips, Ph.D., is the author of Martha Graham’s Cold War: The Dance of American Diplomacy (20 December 2019; UK 2020). The book explores Martha Graham’s international political life as she and her company promoted the United States in over thirty nations for every presidential administration from Franklin D. Roosevelt through George H.W. Bush.

Courtesy of Jimo Salako

© 2021 by Victoria Phillips

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