Binghamton University to host major immigration, ethnicity conference


BINGHAMTON – Immigration, race and ethnicity scholars from around the world will convene October 6 – 8, 2010, in Binghamton to explore a range of issues related to the racial and ethnic transformation of communities around the globe. 

Drawn together around the theme of “Race, Ethnicity and Place,” over 300 scholars and educators will explore several key areas including hometown building, immigrant experience, healthcare, family and youth, policy issues and racial identity. 

Held bi-annually, the “Race, Ethnicity and Place’ or REP conference was initiated in 2002 by John Frazier, professor of geography at Binghamton University. It has been held in various locations around the country and this time, the Binghamton community will play host with events taking place at the Regency Conference Center located at 225 Water Street in Binghamton. 

Conference presenters and participants are drawn from such diverse fields as anthropology, economics, foreign language, geography, history, law, literature, music, philosophy, political science and sociology. Government officials, university administrators, and representatives from agencies providing services to minorities are also expected to participate. 

The conference is open to the public. Registration fees for the conference is $135, $50 for students. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Geography at Binghamton University, Texas State University – San Marcos, the University of Miami, Howard University and the Association of American Geographers.

For more information on the conference and related events, contact John Frazier at 607-777-6179 or visit


Last Updated: 9/17/13