Marie Price

Professor of Geography and International Affairs

Full-time Faculty


Email: Marie Price
Office Phone: 202-994-6187
Fax: 202-994-2484

Marie Price is Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she has taught since 1990. She was the Director of Latin American Studies from 1999-2001, and Chair of the Department of Geography until 2009. Dr. Price was recognized for her teaching with the 2005 Trachtenberg Prize for Teaching. A native of California, she earned her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Syracuse University.

A Latin American specialist, Dr. Price has conducted research in Belize, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, and Bolivia. She has also done research in Sub-Saharan Africa as well. Her studies have explored human migration, natural resource use, environmental conservation, and regional development.

Political and cultural geography, Latin America, and immigration

Ph.D., Syracuse University

GEOG 3120 World Regional Geography

GEOG 3161 Geography of Latin America

GEOG 4195 Senior Seminar in Geographic Thought

GEOG 6261 Geographical Perspectives on Latin America

GEOG 6232 Migration and Development

Dr. Price is co-editor with Lisa Benton-Short of Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities (2008, Syracuse University Press). She is co-author with Les Rowntree, Martin Lewis and Bill Wyckoff of Diversity Amid Globalization: World Regions, Environment and Development, 5th edition, and Globalization and Diversity: Geography of a Changing World, 3rd edition. Her publications include articles in the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Geographical Review, Journal of Historical Geography, Urban Geography, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Focus. Her current research focuses on urban immigration, migration and development, and Latin America.