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Richard Price

Professor Emeritus

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Richard Price joined the William & Mary faculty in 1994.  Previously, he served as founding chair of the Department of Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University and General Editor of JHU Press' Studies in Atlantic Historyand Culture, and has taught at Yale, Minnesota, Stanford, Florida, Illinois, the Federal University of Bahia, the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and the University of Paris.  His research interests span Afro-America, from Brazil through the Caribbean to the United States, and he teaches undergraduate and graduate classes on resistance to slavery, on ethnography, and on ethnographic history.  His many books include First-Time: The Historical Vision of an Afro-American People (winner of the Elsie Clews Parson Prize of the American Folklore Society) and Alabi's World (winner of the J. I. Staley Prize in Anthropology, the Albert J. Beveridge Award ofthe American Historical Association, and the Gordon K. Lewis Memorial Prize of the Caribbean Studies Association). His latest book isThe Convict and the Colonel, a story of colonialism, resistance,and memory in the Caribbean, published by Beacon Press in 1998. With Sally Price, he has written, among other books, Enigma Variations: A Novel (Harvard University Press, 1995), a mystery about forgery in the ethnographic art market, Maroon Arts: Cultural Vitality in the African Diaspora (Beacon Press, 1999), Les Marrons (Vents d'ailleurs, 2003), and The Root of Roots: Or, How Afro-American Anthropology Got Its Start (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2003). Romare Bearden: The Caribbean Dimension, by Sally Price and Richard Price, will be published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in spring 2006.