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Katie Price

Associate Director

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Contact

  1. Email:kprice1@swarthmore.edu
  2. Phone: (610) 328-7780
  3. Lang Center 201
Price

Dr. Price has been with the Lang Center since 2016. During that time, she has been involved in several projects and initiatives. Currently, she oversees the Social Impact Summer Scholarship for students; Engaged Scholarship Teaching Grant for faculty; and works on special projects, including Swarthmore's partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.  She also serves as the liaison for the Lang Center's Faculty-Led Programs, and is more heavily involved with Arts in Action.

Dr. Price specializes in engaged scholarship, particularly in the arts and humanities; contemporary literature and creative writing; and socially engaged practices. From 2017-2019, she co-directed Friends, Peace, and Sanctuarya project that connected book artists with resettled individuals from Iraq and Syria to co-create new works of art and literature. She is currently directing (with co-director Jordan Landes)  Rosine 2.0, an interdisciplinary collective of artists, harm reductionists, archivists, and community members involved in today’s street economies. Major support for both projects has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Before coming to Swarthmore, Price earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto. Throughout her career, she has been committed to opening up conversations between disparate disciplines and communities, and enjoys working with students and faculty to think creatively and collaboratively about how to connect their academic interests and expertise with concrete action and activism. 

In addition to her work at the Lang Center, she has taught courses in English, Environmental Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies, and serves as Interviews Editor for the online magazine Jacket2. Published works include the edited volume 'Pataphysics Unrolled (2022); two chapbooks; and writing in such venues as Canadian Literature, the Journal of Medical Humanities, and FENCE.

Courses Taught 

ENGL 089B / ENVS 044 Environmentally Engaged Literature: Pollutants, Fossil Fuels, and Atomic Bombs 
ENGL 78B Make It New: Modernism and International Experimentation 
PEAC 094 Special Topics: Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary 
ENGL 089B / ENVS 016 Materials that Matter: Environmental Literature in the Anthropocene