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Rachel Price

  • Spanish and Portuguese
Position: Associate Professor
Title: Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish America
Field: Caribbean and trans-Atlantic Literature
Office: 360 East Pyne Building
Phone: 609-258-7153
Office Hours: By appointment via e-mail or WASS


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. Planet/Cuba: Art, Culture, and the Future of the Island, was published by Verso Books in 2015. Planet/Cuba discusses contemporary literature as well as conceptual, digital, and visual art from Cuba that engages questions of environmental crises, new media, and new forms of labor and leisure. She is currently working on several projects, including intersections between aesthetics and energy, and a book-length study rethinking communication technologies and literature in the nineteenth-century slaveholding Iberian Atlantic.

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 Working Group on Cuba, and  the Consejo Regional Indígena del Cauca in Colombia.

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


  •  "African Interpreters in the Cuban Courts: The Case of an Uprising on the Cafetal Salvador in Banes, Cuba, 1833, "in Rerouting the Caribbean:Global, Local, and Micro-territorial Readings, ed. José María Rodriguez and Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel (South Bend:University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming).
  • "Books to be Looked At, "Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, special dossier on contemporary Cuban literature, (forthcoming 2017).
  • "Afterword: The Last Universal Commons, "Comparative Literature, Special Forum on Oceanic Studies, 69:1 (forthcoming March 2017)
  • with Lizabel Mónica Villares, "Poesía digital cubana," in Poesía y poéticas digitales/electrónicas/tecnos/New-Media en América Latina: Definiciones y exploraciones, eds. Luis Corre Díaz and Scott Weintraub (Bogotá Universidad de Bogotá) (2016)
  • "Enemigo suelo: Manzano Rewrites Cuban Romanticism", Revistas Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos (Vol. 38 no. 3, spring 2014)
  • "Between an Angel's Cry and a Murmur: The Invention of the Telephone in Colonial Cuba", Discourse: Journal for Theoretical Studies in Media and Culture (Vol.36 no. 3, 2014).
  • “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