Board of Directors

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

Member  Member Bio

Jay Newberry
(2017–2019)
Dr. Jay Newberry is Assistant Professor of Geography at Binghamtom University.
website | Department of Geography | Binghamton University| State University of New York | email

Paul McDaniel
(2017–2019)
Dr. Paul McDaniel is an urban social geographer whose research explores the causes, processes, and implications of immigration to urban regions. Specifically, he focuses on processes of immigrant settlement, integration, and receptivity in cities and metropolitan areas, particularly in the U.S. South, using mixed-methods, qualitative, and community-based participatory research methods. His teaching interests broadly include regional geography, urban geography and urban studies, human geography, and research methods. Previously, Dr. McDaniel was a research fellow with the American Immigration Council in Washington, DC and a project researcher with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, also in DC.
website | Kennesaw State University | Social Sciences Building (SO 402) | Kennesaw, GA 30144 | email
Holly Barcus
Holly Barcus
(2018–2020)
Dr. Holly Barcus is Associate Professor at Macalester College. She is a broadly trained population geographer. Her research interests fall at the intersection of population and GIS. Dr. Barcus is specifically interested in the patterns and processes of change occurring in rural communities and the resulting migration, service provision, and housing dilemmas.
website | Geography Department | Macalester College | 1600 Grand Avenue | Saint Paul, MN 55105 | email
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Weronika Kusek
(2018–2020)
Dr. Weronika Kusek is an assistant professor of geography at Northern Michigan University. She is a human geographer interested in urban, ethnic, and cultural geographies. Weronika is a native of Poland, an immigrant to the US, a former international student. Her research interests stem from her personal experiences. The primary focus of her research has been the phenomenon of mass Polish migration to the UK after Poland joined the European Union in 2004. Weronika is an active member of the American Association of Geographers. She chaired the AAG Cultural Geography Specialty Group and now she serves on the AAG Committee that monitors the numbers of women in geography, and she is a board member of the AAG Ethnic Geography Specialty Group.
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Debanuj Dasgupta
(2018–2020)

Dr. Debanuj DasGupta is Assistant Professor of Geography and Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut. Debanuj’s research and teaching focuses on racialized regulation of space, immigration detention, queer migrations and the global governance of migration, sexuality, and HIV. Debanuj serves on the political geography editorial board of the Geography Compass and is Board-Co Chair of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies: CLAGS at the City University of New York. He is the recipient of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Junior Scholar Award in Transregional Studies: Inter Asian Contexts &
Connections; Ford Foundation funded New Voices Fellowship, American Association of Geographers and National Science Foundation funded T. J. Reynolds National Award in Disability Studies, and the International AIDS Society’s Emerging Activist Award. His scholarly work has been published in journals such as Disability Studies Quarterly, Contemporary South Asia, SEXUALITIES, Gender, Place & Culture, Emotions, Space, and Society, and the Scholar and the Feminist (S&F online). Debanuj loves traveling and is an avid foodie.
Qingfang Wang
(2018–2020)
Bio forthcoming
José Diaz Garayua
(2018–2020)
Dr. José R Díaz-Garayúa is Assistant Professor of Geography at California State University, Stanislaus. He is a broadly trained human geographer. Dr. Díaz-Garayúa is mainly interested in socio-economic (and human-environment) dynamics in urban areas and cultural politics of place.
website | California State University, Stanislaus | One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382 | email
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