Ethnic Geography | AAG

Vancouver, Canada

Granada, Nicaragua

New York, New York

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cuzco, Peru


The Ethnic Geography Specialty Group (EGSG) promotes the common interests of scholars and professionals researching ethnic geography and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas within the Association of American Geographers (AAG).

The EGSG facilitates the sharing of diverse ideas and information among its members and others interested in ethnic geography; stimulates research, pedagogy, and applications in ethnic geography; aids in the advancement of its members and of the field of ethnic geography; represents ethnic geography within geography as a whole and with other related disciplines as well as the general public; and maintains relations with cognate organizations.


The Race, Ethnicity and Place (REP) Conference is a biennial activity that encourages cross/inter-disciplinary perspectives on issues related to the racial and ethnic transformation of places. It encourages interdisciplinary perspectives, philosophical and methodological diversity, and professional and student perspectives on such issues.

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The Association of American Geographers (AAG) is the parent organization of EGSG. The AAG is a non-profit scientific and educational society founded in 1904. For more than 100 years the AAG has contributed to the advancement of geography. Its members from more than 60 countries share interests in the theory, methods, and practice of geography, which they cultivate through the AAG's Annual Meeting, scholarly journals, and the online AAG Newsletters.

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Contact US

Heather Smith, Ph.D. (Past-Chairperson EGSG)

UNC Charlotte Urban Institute | University of North Carolina, Charlotte | 9201 University City Blvd. | McEniry 438 | Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

Heike Alberts, Ph.D. (Chairperson EGSG)

Geography & Urban Planning | University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh | 800 Algoma Blvd. | Oshkosh, WI 54901

Madhuri Sharma, Ph.D. (Vice Chairperson EGSG)

Department of Geography | University of Tennessee | 416 Burchfiel Geography Bldg. | Knoxville, TN 37966-0925

Edris Montalvo, Ph.D. (Secretary / Treasurer EGSG)

Department of History and Government | Cameron University | South Shepler, Room 630 | 2800 W. Gore Blvd. | Lawton, OK 73505-6377

Thomas Boswell, Ph.D. (Newsletter Editor)

Geography & Regional Studies | University of Miami | 231 Ferre Building | Coral Gables, FL 33124-2221

Ezra Zeitler, Ph.D. (Webmaster EGSG)

Geography & Anthropology | University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire | Phillips Science Hall 257 | University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire | Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

banner photo credits

Carolina Tovar (photo: NYC skyline) | EGSG members (photos: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Granada, Nicaragua; San Juan Bay, Puerto Rico; Cuzco, Peru)

Updated on | February 2014