Liz Phillips

Communications Director


1317 W. Pettigrew St. L204


(919) 660-3668


Elizabeth (Liz) Phillips (she/her/hers) is communications director at the Center for Documentary Studies. This is her second stint at CDS; in 1993, while working as a writer/editor at a government job in D.C., a friend told her about a new magazine starting up at a place called the Center for Documentary Studies. Liz returned home to North Carolina (Chapel Hill native/UNC-Chapel Hill alum) and started at DoubleTake magazine as a volunteer. She left as managing editor five years later when she relocated to Boston, where she was managing editor then executive editor at the national magazine Body & Soul. In 2006, in pursuit of a longstanding fascination, Liz took woodworking classes at a century-old trade school in Boston and spent a year at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Camden, Maine. She returned to Boston and spent two years repairing and building furniture before heading home to North Carolina and, in 2011, landing a job yet again at the Center for Documentary Studies. Liz lives in Durham with her family and wields tools when she can.

Liz Phillips