PEI Welcomes Visiting Faculty Member Jenny Price as Barron Fellow

Holly Welles ・ Princeton Environmental Institute

Jenny Price

The Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) is delighted to share news that Jenny Price has been co-appointed by PEI and the Lewis Center for the Arts as the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities.

Price, an environmental historian and writer, has been a Research Scholar at the Center for the Study of Women at the University of California, Los Angeles since 1998. Her body of work contains several publications including the book Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America (1999) and  the book chapters, ‘Looking for Nature at the Mall: A Field Guide to the Nature Company’ in Uncommon Ground: Toward Reinventing Nature (1995) and ‘A Natural History of the Plastic Pink Flamingo’ in The Nature of Nature: New Essays from America’s Finest Writers on Nature (1994). Price recently began writing a satirical environmental advice column, ‘Green Me Up, JJ’, for LA Observed, and is a contributing writer for the Los Angeles Times, GOOD, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times. Additionally, Price gives tours of the Los Angeles River on her own and as part of the Los Angeles Urban Rangers, an art-performance educational group co-founded by Price in 2004.

While at Princeton, Price will teach several undergraduate courses including The Environment Can Be Funny this spring. Her plans include developing collaborations and programming at the intersection of the humanities and the environment.