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Dr. Melynda J. Price Named Inaugural J. David Rosenberg Professor of Law at University of Kentucky

Dr. Melynda J. Price has been named the inaugural J. David Rosenberg Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky. 

Dr. Melynda PriceDr. Melynda Price

Having joined the UK law school in 2006, Price is currently a law professor there and director of the UK Gaines Center for the Humanities. She also became a UK University Research Professor in 2017 for her research achievements. 

Her scholarship focuses on matters such as race, gender, citizenship; cultural and archival preservation; the politics of punishment; criminal justice; the role of law in the politics of race and ethnicity in the U.S. and its borders; services for Black victims of crime; and the victims’ rights movement and victim services.

She is the author of At the Cross:  Race, Religion and Citizenship in the Politics of the Death Penalty. 

Price holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in political science, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and a B.S. in physics from Prairie View A&M University.

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