Evander Price hails from the southwesternmost corner of America—sunny San Diego—from where he has since been transplanted to the northeastern city of Cambridge, MA, learning through slow attrition to brave the bitter New England winters.
At Vassar College, he double-majored in Art History and English. He took a year off between his sophomore and junior year to serve as a residential intern at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, and then travel to Russia to study language, history, and art. Returning to Vassar, he was a Ford Scholar, and won the Ann Cornelisen Fellowship, which he used to travel the trans-Siberian railroad from Saint-Petersburg to Vladivostok. During his final year at college, Evan wrote two senior theses, one of which you can read here. After graduating, he worked at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, assisting with the renovation of the New American Wing. He was a 38th Voyager aboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan (possibly the quirkiest honor he has ever received). Then, he moved to Cambridge to pursue a PhD in American Studies, where he continued to split his coursework between Art History and English. In 2015, he received his MA in English, and was honored to become the first person from the American Studies department to win a Harvard Horizons Scholarship. Last May, he finished his PhD.
Currently, he is a Residential Tutor in a Harvard dormitory, where he is a mentor to four hundred some undergraduates. He has taught eight different Harvard courses, including four at the Harvard summer school in Venice. He periodically writes for Monument Lab, gives talks at the Boston ICA, and lectures on time theory and science fiction. With Cambridge Coaching, he focuses on mentoring students across subjects in the humanities, with a special emphasis on writing.
Outside of academe, he enjoys running, cooking, ceramics, video games, amateur astronomy, and trying to speak Italian.