The Urban Affairs Association proudly announces its new journal!

Race, Ethnicity and the City

Read the first issue’s articles and editorials!

To celebrate this launch, all content in the first issue is FREE to download!


Submit Manuscript!

We seek manuscripts that examine racial, ethnic, and/or identity dynamics within urban contexts.
The urban context or place should be a clear dimension in the paper’s discussion.


About the Journal

Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City (JRE) is dedicated to advancing our collective knowledge about how race and ethnicity shape our cities and neighborhoods and inform our urban experiences on a global scale, and, in turn, how urbanization contributes to the social construction of race and ethnicity. JRE explicitly focuses on race, ethnicity, and other vectors of identity in an urban context, addressing the enduring and increasing conflicts related to these topics in modern urbanized societies. The journal provides a venue for scholars, irrespective of discipline, to contribute to the resolution of these societal challenges through consistent discourse, and development of new ideas and understandings of racial and ethnic dynamics.
Read more about the journal’s aims and scope.


Yasminah Beebeejaun and Ali Modarres

Left: Ali Modarres (University of Washington Tacoma)
Right: Yasminah Beebeejaun (University College London)

Read more about the editorial team.

JRE welcomes articles from all disciplines and interdisciplinary fields across the globe.
These include, but are not limited to:

Urban Studies · Urban Planning · Urban Geography · Political Science
Urban Sociology · Urban Anthropology · Social Work
Urban Education · Native American Studies · Middle Eastern Studies
Latin American Studies · Urban Economics · Urban Management
Public Administration · Public Health · Asian Studies
Asian-American Studies · African Studies
African-American Studies · European Studies
Latinx Studies · Latin American Studies

The Journal of Race, Ethnicity and the City (JRE) is a peer-reviewed journal of the Urban Affairs Association.