Richard Campanella


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Tulane University


Richard Campanella, a geographer and professor with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of 11 books and 220 articles on New Orleans and Louisiana. The only two-time winner of the LEH Humanities Book of the Year Award, Campanella has also received the Louisiana Literary Award, Williams Prize, and Tulane Honors Professor of the Year Award. In 2016, France named Campanella a Knight in the Order of the Academic Palms.






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