Eric R. Price
- Graduate Student
A native Californian, Eric Price came to the University of Kansas in 2010 after serving for 30 years in the United States Army as an engineer. After studying Biology and Anthropology at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and spending much of his military career overseas, including a stint as the chief military advisor to a Kurdish brigade within the Iraqi Army, Price’s research interests lay at the intersection of culture and conflict. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Broken Promises, Broken Land: The United States and the Division of Korea,” examines how American assumptions about Korea and other East Asian cultures shaped its policies toward Korea over the sixty years preceding the Korean War and directly contributed to social and political conditions on the peninsula that led to that ongoing conflict. Though similar works have examined specific timeframes within that period, little work has been done on the continuities in American foreign policy over the entire period and the implications of these continuities on what happened in Korea at the close of World War II. Price teaches Military Planning and Operational Art at the U.S. Army’s School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth. Price is advised by Dr. Adrian Lewis and anticipates the completion of his Ph.D. requirements by 2017. Advised by Adrian Lewis.