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Joshua Price

Dr. Joshua Price


Joshua Price engages in advocacy with and for currently and formerly incarcerated people through participatory research and other forms of solidarity work. His ethnographic research on structural and institutional violence, incarceration, race, and gender violence served as the basis for his books Prison and Social Death (2015) and Structural Violence: Hidden Brutality in the Lives of Women (2012), as well as a co-edited collection on the afterlives of incarceration. Josh is also a translator and studies the role translation practices have played in the colonization of the Americas. He was co-translator of Heidegger´s Shadow by José Pablo Feinmann (Texas Tech UP, 2016), and Indigenous and Popular Thinking in América by Rodolfo Kusch (Duke UP, 2010). His next book is tentatively entitled Translation and Epistemicide.

Josh holds a doctorate in socio-cultural anthropology from the University of Chicago. He has previously served as Professor and Chair of the Sociology Department at the State University of New York, Binghamton, where he also held appointments in translation studies, Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies, and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. He has been a Visiting Endowed Chair in Criminology and Criminal Justice at St. Thomas University (NB); Visiting Scholar of Latin American Studies at University of Toronto; Visiting Scholar at OISE; Visiting Scholar at the Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut (Berlin); Fulbright Senior Specialist at University of Antioquia (Medellín, Colombia); and Visiting Scholar at James Weldon Johnson Institute for Advanced Interdisciplinary Study, Emory University.

“I feel honored to join the University and the Department of Criminology. I am inspired by my colleagues’ ethical, political, and intellectual commitments and the University’s emphasis on community-engaged teaching and research.”