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Katie Price

Senior Associate Director, Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility


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Katie Price

Dr. Price has been with the Lang Center since 2016 and currently oversees the Engaged Humanities Studio for campus; 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.  Price also serves as the liaison for the Lang Center's Faculty-Led Programs, and has taught courses in English, Environmental Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies. 

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. From 2021-2023, she directed Rosine 2.0, an interdisciplinary collective of artists, harm reductionists, archivists, and community members involved in today’s street economies.

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. 

Recent Publications

Katie L. Price & Yaroub Al-Obaidi (2023) Sticky Family and the Transformative Power of Making Together, in Anti-Racist Community Engagement: Principles and Practice,* eds. Santana et al, Available for Purchase
*Winner of the IARSLCE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award 2023 

Katie L. Price & Yaroub Al-Obaidi (2022) The Art of Friendship: Solidifying Resettled Communities in Philadelphia, Peace Review, DOI: 10.1080/10402659.2022.2079947

Courses Taught 

ENGL 079P / ARAB 009P Refuge: Resettled in Philadelphia (First Year Seminar)
ENGL 079P Sanctuary
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