MARK ELLIS is currently Associate Professor of Geography and a research affiliate of the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology at the University of Washington, Seattle. He previously held faculty positions at Florida State University and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is interested in the racial and ethnic changes wrought by immigration in America's largest cities, especially the labor market effects of the arrival of new groups. His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Economic Geography, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, and International Migration Review. He is writing a book entitled Race, Region, and Nation: The Territorial Politics of Immigration with Richard Wright.
NANCY FONER, Professor of Anthropology at the State University of New York at Purchase, has written extensively about immigration to New York and West Indian migration. She is the author or editor of nine books, the most recent being From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration (Yale University Press, 2000); Immigration Research for a New Century: Multidis-