Richard Campanella

Prof. Richard Campanella, geographer and Associate Dean for Research with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of fourteen books and over 220 articles on New Orleans and Louisiana geography, history, architecture, and culture. The only two-time winner of the LEH Book of the Year Award, Campanella has also received the Louisiana Literary Award, the Williams Prize, the Malcolm Heard Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Hannah Arendt Prize for Scholarship in the Public Interest, and the Tulane Honors Professor of the Year Award. In 2016, the Government of France named Campanella as Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques, and in 2019, the State of Louisiana selected him for the 20th annual Louisiana Writer Award.