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Tracy J. Prince
Tracy J. Prince

Tracy Prince. Scholar in Residence at the Portland Center for Public Humanities

The author of Portland's Goose Hollow (2011) and Culture Wars in British Literature: Multiculturalism and National Identity (2012) and co-author of Portland’s Slabtown (2013) Dr. Tracy Prince is also a featured speaker for Oregon Parks & Recreation presenting "Native American Art of Oregon" throughout the state. She is frequently invited to speak for civic groups, giving talks on: 1) Portland’s Historical Ecology--Buried Creeks, Gulches, and Lakes in Old Portland, 2) The Forgotten Native American History of Portland, 3) Chinese Vegetable Gardens of Portland, 4) A Hollow, A Creek and “A War About Geese”—Historic Goose Hollow, 5) Culture Wars in British Literature, and 6) Native American Art of Oregon.   

Dr. Tracy Prince has lived all over the world--having taught in or spent extensive research time in Turkey, England, Australia, Canada, and throughout the US (Oregon, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arkansas). She has spent her career teaching and writing about race, gender, and social equity issues in Humanities, English, and Urban Studies and Planning departments.

For two decades Tracy Prince has juggled both a career in academia and a career consulting for non-profit organizations on board development, program development, marketing, and fundraising. Career highlights: raising over $9 million for cultural, educational, and social service agencies and raising funds for two agencies to build transitional housing facilities for the homeless (in Oklahoma and Nebraska). She is a board member for the Architectural Heritage Center and Friends of Goose Hollow and active in numerous historical preservation efforts (Vista Bridge, Morris Marks House, Jantzen Beach Carousel).


"Native American Art of Oregon" presentation

"Culture Wars in British Literature" presentation




Dr. Prince's recent op-eds:

“Why Tillicum is the Right Name for TriMet’s New Bridge.” The Oregonian. 27 Feb 2014.

“Save the Jantzen Beach Carousel.” Portland Architecture. 16 April 2012. (co-authored with Tanya March)

“A Streetcar Trestle was Once Part of an Iconic Portland Heights Scene.” The Oregonian. 18 March 2011.

“PGE Park Should Honor Goose Hollow Neighborhood’s History.” The Oregonian (op-ed).  10 April 2010.

“Protect the Sightlines into PGE Park.”  The Oregonian (op-ed).  23 July 2009. (co-authored with architect Paddy Tillett)

“What Goose Hollow Would Advise Lents.” The Oregonian (op-ed).  17 June 2009.