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Rachel Price

  • Spanish and Portuguese
Position: Associate Professor
  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish America
Field: Caribbean and trans-Atlantic Literature
Office: 360 East Pyne
Phone: 609-258-7153
Office Hours: By appointment


Rachel Price (B.A., Yale; Ph.D., Duke U.), works on Latin American, circum-Atlantic and particularly Cuban literature and culture; media; poetics; empire; and ecocriticism. Her essays have discussed a range of topics, including digital media, slavery, poetics, and visual art. The Object of the Atlantic: Concrete Aesthetics in Cuba, Brazil and Spain 1868-1968 was published in 2014 by Northwestern University Press. Her second book, entitled Planet/Cuba, forthcoming from Verso Books in 2015, discusses contemporary literature as well as conceptual, digital, and visual art from Cuba that engages questions of environmental crisis, new media, and new forms of labor and leisure. Before coming to Princeton she taught at Brown University and Stonybrook University, after working at the Social Science Research Council’s Program on Latin America and at the Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca in Colombia.

Professor Price is affiliated with the Program in Media and Modernity and is a core member of the 2012-2015 PIIRS Research Community on Empire.


  • “Games and Systems: Digital Art from Cuba” Frieze (March/April 2013)
  • “Planet/Cuba. On Jorge Enrique Lage’s Carbono 14: Una novela de culto and Vultureffect,” La Habana Elegante(Fall 2012)
  • “Bare Life, Vidas Secas: or, Como se morre no cinema.” Luso Brazilian Review (Summer 2012)
  • “Early Brazilian Digital Culture or, The Woman Who Was Not B.B.” Grey Room 47 (Spring 2012)
  • "From Coney Island to La Isla del Coco.” Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (Autumn 2011)
  • “New Media’s New Literature.” Review, Americas Society 82 Special Issue Cuba Inside and Out (May 2011)
  • “Arquitectura, destrucción, acontecimiento," in Crítica de la Acumulación, eds. Elixabete Ansa-Goicoechea, Oscar Ariel Cabezas & Alessandro Fornazzari. Santigo de Chile: Ediciones del Sur/ILAES, 2010.
  • “The Spirit of Martí in the Land of Coaybay.” Hispanic Review (Spring 2009).
  • “La sombra del imperio.” Res Publica, Murcia, Spain (June 2008).
  • “Object, non-object, trans-object, relational object: from Concrete Poetry to the nova objetividade.” Revista de Letras da UNESP, Brazil, Vol. 47 Homenagem a Haroldo de Campos: 1 (2007)

Recent Publications

1. The Object of the Atlantic
2. Planet Cuba
The Object of the AtlanticPlanet Cuba