Ethnic Geography | AAG

Vancouver, Canada

Granada, Nicaragua

New York, New York

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cuzco, Peru

Board of Directors

The EGSG's Board of Directors' members serve for two years. The Board of Directors is composed of eight members.


about our member

Elizabeth Chacko


Dr. Elizabeth Chacko is the Chairperson at the Department of Geography and International Affairs at George Washington University. She was named U.S. Professor of the Year from the District of Columbia in 2006 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Dr. Chacko is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship to research the integration of different streams of Indian immigrants in Singapore (Fall 2003). (Photo: Dean's Scholars in Globalization).

website | Department of Geography & International Affairs | George Washington University | 1957 Street, NW | Washington, DC 20052 | email

Jay Newberry


Dr. Jay Newberry is Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamton University, State University of New York. His research focuses on urban social geography and refugee population distributions and his teaching interest are race and place, urban and regional planning, and introduction to geography.

website | Department of Geography | Binghamton University | 4400 Vestal Parkway East | Binghamton, NY 13902 | email

Micheline van Riemsdijk


Dr. Micheline van Riemsdijk is Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of Tennessee, in Knoxville. Her research intersects with urban and migration studies, studying the ways in which (im)migration, local labor politics, and talent acquisition shape and reshape cities.

website | Department of Geography | University of Tennessee | 309 Burchfiel Geography Bldg. | Knoxville, TN 37966-0925 | email

Charlie Zhang


Dr. Charlie Zhang is Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. His research interests include crime mapping, and analysis, spatial demography, education issues, and GIS and quantitative methods with focus on race and ethnicity.

website | Department of Geography & Geosciences | University of Louisville | 216 Lutz Hall | Louisville, KY 40292 | email

Ana Sanchez


Ana Sanchez-Rivera is the student member. Ms. Sanchez-Rivera earned her master's degree from Binghamton University. Moreover, she won a flagship fellowship to begin Ph.D. studies at the University of Maryland, College Park in Fall 2013. The flagship fellowship is a multi-year award made to recognize exceptionally successful candidates "with clear promise for outstanding performance in doctoral studies". Ms. Sanchez-Rivera won one of just ten fellowships awarded by a university-wide selection committee of UM's Graduate School.

website | Department of Geographical Science | University of Maryland, College Park | 2181 Samuel J. LeFrak Hall | College Park, MD 20742 | email

Fenda Akiwumi


Dr. Fenda Akiwumi is Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. Her research focuses on the political ecology of the production, management, and distribution of water and minerals. She is interest in West African development issues, specifically relationships between sustainable resources use and development, livelihoods, culture and conflict.

website | University of South Florida | College of Arts and Sciences | Geography, Environment & Planning |  4202 E. Fowler Avenue, CPR 107 | Tampa, FL 33620 | email

Carlos Guilbe


Dr. Carlos Guilbe is Professor of Geography at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras. Dr. Guilbe was the local organizer for the Race, Ethnicity, and Place (REP) Conference 2012 in Puerto Rico. He teaches 15 to 18 credits per semester, engages in research, leads various field study experiences every semester, and advises numerous students on their research.

website | Universidad de Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras | Facultad de Ciencias Sociales | Departamento de Geografia | PO Box 23345 | San Juan, PR 00931-3345 | email

Alan Marcus


Dr. Alan Marcus is Assistant Professor of Geography at Towson  University. His research and teaching interests focuses on Brazil, Brazilian Immigration, Latin America, Migration, Race, Ethnicity, Identity, Cultural Geography, and Ethnic Geography.

website | Towson University | Department of Geography & Environment Planning | 8000 York Road | Towson, MD 21252 | email