Melanye Price’s expertise is related to American politics but specializes in African-American politics.
Dr. Price completed her B.A. magna cum laude in geography at Prairie View A&M University and her MA and Ph.D. in political science at The Ohio State University. Before coming to Prairie View, she was an associate professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Professor Price previously taught at Wesleyan University and was an inaugural professor for Wesleyan’s College in Prison Program at Cheshire Correctional Facility, a maximum security men’s prison. She was also the 2017 Black History Month lecturer for the US Embassy in Germany where she lectured at universities and community organizations in Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, and Leipzig. Professor Price did election commentary for the 2016 election season on Philadelphia’s NBC 10. She was also one of the contributors to Stanley Nelson’s documentary, Obama: Through the Fire, which aired on BET. She has also done political commentary for The New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Hartford Courant, Vox, Pacifica and NYC and CT Public Radio.