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Katie Price

Associate Director

Lang Center for Civic & Social Responsibility


  2. Phone: (610) 328-7780
  3. Lang Center 201

Dr. Price has been with the Lang Center since 2016. During that time, she has been involved in several projects and initiatives, including Dare2Soar, the President's Sustainability Research Fellowship, and Get Out The Vote. From 2017-2019, she co-directed (with Peggy Seiden) 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. 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.

Before coming to Swarthmore, she earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Pennsylvania and held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities 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 about how to connect their academic interests and expertise with concrete action and activism. In addition to her work at the Lang Center, she teaches courses in English, Environmental Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies; she publishes critical, creative, and other types of writing; and serves as Interviews Editor for the online magazine Jacket2.

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