Prof. Elizabeth Chacko
The George Washington University
Dr. Elizabeth Chacko is a Professor of Geography and International Affairs and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences at The George Washington University. A geographer by training, Dr. Chacko obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Calcutta, an M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her research focuses on flows of people, capital, ideas, and technologies, and their impacts on economic, social, and cultural geographies. Dr. Chacko has conducted fieldwork for her research related to migration, urbanization, and globalization in the United States, India, Ethiopia, Singapore, and Malaysia. In 2006, she was named United States Professor of the Year from the District of Columbia by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. Dr. Chacko was awarded a Fulbright scholarship in 2013 to research the integration of different streams of Indian immigrants in Singapore. She is a co-author of two world geography textbooks and a book on migrant inclusion, and has also published numerous journal articles. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cultural Geography.