Co-director, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities
Co-director, Walt Whitman Archive & The Charles W. Chesnutt Archive
Hillegass University Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Kenneth Price received his B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and then earned both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago. He is the Hillegass University Professor of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and co-director of the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Price is the author of over fifty articles and author or editor of twelve books. He has co-edited books on Literary Studies in the Digital Age, James Weldon Johnson, George Santayana, and nineteenth-century periodical literature. Widely known as a Whitman scholar, he is the author of Whitman in Tradition: The Poet in His Century (Yale, 1990), To Walt Whitman, America (North Carolina, 2004), and co-author with Ed Folsom of Re-Scripting Walt Whitman (Blackwell, 2005). His latest book, Whitman in Washington: Becoming the National Poet in the Federal City, was published by Oxford University Press (2020). His digital work includes co-directing The Walt Whitman Archive, Civil War Washington, and The Charles W. Chesnutt Archive. He is also co-PI of an ACLS Digital Extension grant supporting “New Storytellers: The Research Institute in Digital Ethnic Studies.” This summer 2021 research institute brought a diverse group of scholars together to share, learn, and create intensively. It is designed to further empower scholars from underrepresented groups through Digital Humanities approaches to diverse cultural heritages.