Preliminary Program

IXth REP Theme: Engaged Research: Fostering Human and Civil Rights

In celebration of the 9th Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference, we invite all geographers, scholars from other disciplines, and professionals doing geographical research and applied work on themes related to race and ethnicity to present their findings.

We encourage you as participants to form special sessions with your colleagues doing related research. We are especially interested in sessions that bridge methodological divides and explore multiple ways to examine complex topics.

July 30, 2018

  1. Deadline to submit abstracts, posters, organized panels, or paper sessions
  2. Deadline to apply for student travel awards

Regular registration period ends at 11:59pm. No further sessions, panels, papers, or posters can be submitted. Registrations will be accepted after this deadline, but will incur a surcharge. Late registrants will not be eligible to present papers.

October 23-25, 2018

The IXth edition of the Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference will be held from October 23-25, 2018 at the Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin, Texas.
See below for a tentative preliminary program.


Tuesday, 10/23 Wednesday, 10/24 Thursday, 10/25 Friday, 10/26
8:00 – 9:45am “Intersectionality in Studying LGBQTIA, Gender, Race, Ethnicity”
Concurrent Sessions
“Theoretical and Methodological Diversity in Addressing Race & Ethnicity in Geography”
Concurrent Sessions

9:45 – 10:00am Coffee Break Coffee Break
10:00 – 11:45am Concurrent Sessions Concurrent Sessions
11:45 – 1:30pm Lunch in Zocalo
with local catering
(TX State & UT Mariachi Bands)
Lunch in Zocalo with local catering
1:30 – 3:15pm “Teaching Ethnicity and Race in Geography” Panel
Concurrent Sessions
Concurrent Sessions
3:15 – 5:00pm “Developing Department/Program Diversity Recruitment & Retention Plans” Expert Panel
Concurrent Sessions
“Advancing Women in Geography” Expert Panel
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 – 6:30pm Registration (5-7pm) Community Activist Address Academic Keynote Address
7:00pm Welcome Reception in MACC Art Gallery (7-9pm) with music by MACC musicians in residence Free Evening – walk to food/music downtown Austin Closing Dinner