Marie Price

Marie Price

President

Dr. Price is a Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. A Latin American and migration specialist, her studies have explored human migration’s impact on development and social change.  She has served on the Council of the American Geographical Society since 1995 and became the society’s president in 2016. She is a non-resident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute, a non-partisan think tank that focuses on immigration issues and she serves on the Board of the Dream Project-VA that supports immigrant youth through scholarships and mentoring. In 2017 she participated in an UN expert group on sustainable cities, human mobility and international migration, and in 2018 she gave the keynote at the UN Commission on Population and Development.

She is co-author of two leading textbooks in world geography: Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment and Development, 7th edition (2018, Pearson) and Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World, 6th edition (2020, Pearson). Her publications also include a co-authored report Migrants’ Inclusion in Cities: Innovative Urban Policies and Practices (2012, United Nations), co-edited book Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities (2008, Syracuse University Press) and over 60 refereed articles and book chapters.  She maintains a website, Globalization, Urbanization and Migration (GUM) that provides data on immigrants (foreign-born) for over 150 metropolitan areas of 1 million or more people throughout the world.  Marie earned her graduate degrees in geography at Syracuse University and her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.