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Miriam Camitta

Miriam Camitta is a folklorist and independent film maker who has worked and published in the fields of literacy, education, and urban studies for thirty years. Crosstown draws on her ten year study of twentieth century highway planning in Philadelphia and its affect on traditional culture and social life in communities. She is currently writing and working on a film about illness and belief in parents of children with a life threatening disease. Dr. Camitta earned her Ph.D. in Folklore and Folklife at the University of Pennsylvania, and teaches in the University's Graduate School of Education.

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