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Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience

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The Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience is a campus-based, community-oriented center for the public arts and humanities, committed to critical thinking and creativity in civic life.

In 1997, the Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience at Rutgers-Newark was founded with the belief that the arts and humanities in all their creativity and scholarly rigor have a central role to play in the continued revitalization of Greater Newark. The Institute strives, in the finest university tradition, to satisfy a hunger for new ideas and new ways of looking at the city and the world. As part of a vibrant civic ecology, it engages a range of community partners and audiences through public programs whose collective objective is to help make Newark a more livable, interesting, and civically wholesome urban environment. Toward realizing that vision, Institute programs bring together the latest achievements in the arts and humanities with members of the community-at-large including teachers, lawyers, students, corporate executives, medical professionals, parents, caregivers, elected officials, public servants, and life-long learners. The result is a more engaged and empathetic citizenry leveraging knowledge and insights generated by Institute programming to effect change in the community. Over the twenty years of its existence, the Institute has become a national model for how publicly engaged research universities can help cultivate a more livable city, one that thrives on the creative rhythms of the arts and humanities. 

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Clement A. Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience

49 Bleeker Street
Newark, NJ 07102
United States

Tel: 973.353.3496
Fax: 973.353.5218

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Faculty

Alexandra Chang

Alexandra Chang

Associate Professor of Practice

Mark Krasovic

Mark Krasovic

Associate Professor

John Kuo Wei Tchen

John Kuo Wei Tchen

Chair of Public History & Humanities

Salamishah Tillet

Salamishah Tillet

Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing; Founding Director of the New Arts Social Justice Initiative at Express Newark; Associate Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience