Dennis Conway

Dennis Conway

Professor Emeritus, Geography


  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1976


  • Development
  • Transnational migration
  • Migration-development relationships
  • Caribbean tourism- alternative models

Current projects

  • Return of the ‘Next Generations’ to Trinidad and Tobago: Narratives and life stories of returning transnational professionals: their experiences, practices and social remittances.

Representative publications

  • Robert B. Potter, Dennis Conway, Ruth Evans and Sally Lloyd-Evans (editors), Key Concepts in Development Geography. London: SAGE, April, 2012.
  • Dennis Conway and Robert B. Potter (editors) Return Migration of the ‘Next Generations’: Twenty-First Century Transnational Mobility. Aldershot, UK and Burlington USA: Ashgate, July, 2009.
  • Dennis Conway and Nik Heynen (editors) Globalization’s Contradictions: Geographies of Discipline, Destruction and Transformation. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, August 2006.
  • Robert B. Potter, Dennis Conway and Joan Phillips (editors) The Experience of Return Migration: Caribbean Perspectives. Aldershot, UK and Burlington USA: Ashgate, October, 2005.
  • Conway Dennis, Robert B Potter and Godfrey St. Bernard (2012) Caribbean return migration in later life: family issues and transnational experiences as influential pre-retirement factors. Forthcoming in J Percival (ed) Return Migration in Later Life: Personal, Social and Cultural Considerations, London: Policy Press.
  • Conway Dennis (2012) Revisiting the nexus of migration-development-environment relationships: Migration’s growing importance as an influential determinant. Forthcoming in the Thai Geographer, Sipakom University, Nakompatom, Thailand.
  • Conway Dennis and Robert B. Potter (2012/2013) Transnational urbanism in Port of Spain: Returning middle-class urban elites. Forthcoming in Urban Geography.
  • Conway Dennis, Robert B. Potter and Godfrey St. Bernard (2012) Diaspora return of ‘middling’ transnational migrants in Trinidad and Tobago: the additional contributions of social remittances. International Development Planning Review, 34(2): 189 – 209.
  • Conway Dennis and Benjamin F. Timms (2012) Are slow travel and slow tourism misfits, compadres or different genres? Research Probe in Tourism Recreation Research, 37(1): 71-76.
  • Conway Dennis, Benjamin F. Timms, Alison Caffyn and Rachel Dodds (2012) Slow tourism: back to bullock cart days !Chapter 14 in T J Singh (editor), Critical Debates in Tourism, Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications.
  • Timms Benjamin F. and Dennis Conway (2011) ‘Slow tourism’ at the Caribbean’s geographic margins. Tourism Geographies, iFirst 2011 On-line: 1-23.
  • Potter Robert B. and Dennis Conway (2010) Development. Chapter 45 in John Agnew and David Livingstone (editors) The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge, New York: Russell Sage, pp. 595-609.
  • Conway Dennis and Benjamin F. Timms (2010) Re-branding alternative tourism in the Caribbean: the case for ‘slow tourism’. Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, Special Issue, 12: 1-16.
  • Potter Robert B, Dennis Conway and Godfrey St. Bernard (2010) ‘Racism in a melting pot.?’ Trinidadian mid-life transnational migrants' views on race and colour-class on return to their homes of descent, Geoforum, 41: 805-813.
  • Bhattarai Keshav, Dennis Conway and Mahmoud Yousef (2009) Determinants of deforestation in Nepal’s Central Development Region. Journal of Environmental Management, 2009: 1-18.
  • Bhattarai Keshav and Dennis Conway (2009) Demography, ethnicity and society. In Surendra R Devkota (editor) Nepal in the 21st Century, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Conway Dennis (2009) The Caribbean Diaspora. In Richard S. Hillman and Thomas J. D’Agostino (eds) Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean, Second Edition. Boulder, Colorado and Kingston, Jamaica: Lynne Reinner and Ian Randle Publishers, pp. 367-390.
  • Conway Dennis, Robert B. Potter and Godfrey St. Bernard (2009) Repetitive visiting as a pre-return transnational strategy among youthful Trinidadian returnees. Mobilities, 14(2): 249-273.
  • Potter Robert B., Dennis Conway and Godfrey St. Bernard (2009) Transnationalism personified: young returning Trinidadians, ‘in their own words’. Tidschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 100(1): 101-113.
  • Conway Dennis, Robert B. Potter and Godfrey St. Bernard (2008) Dual citizenship or dual identity? Does ‘transnationalism’ supplant ‘nationalism’ among returning Trinidadians? Global Networks, 8(4): 373-397.
  • Bhattarai Keshav and Dennis Conway (2008) Evaluating land use dynamics and forest cover change in Nepal’s Bara district (1973-2003), Human Ecology, 36(1): 81-95.
  • Conway Dennis and Todd Lindley (2008) The unruliness of global migration under globalization. Chapter 2 in Harold V Baines and James R Ursah (eds) Globalization: Understanding, Management and Effects, Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, January, 2009 [on-line early, December, 2008].
  • Conway Dennis, Bruce Boucek and Paul Lorah (2008) Environmental protection mechanisms in small island developing states and policy implications derived from scale issues: some Eastern Caribbean examples. In Emilio F. Moran and Mateus Batistella (eds) Geoinformação e Monitoramento Ambiental na América Latina/ Environmental Monitoring in Latin America, SENAC, Sao Paulo, Brazil [in Portuguese], pp.133-162.
  • Conway Dennis (2007) The importance of remittances for the Caribbean’s future transcends their macroeconomic influences, Global Development Studies, 4: 3-4 (Winter 2006 – Spring 2007): 41-76.
  • Conway Dennis (2007) Caribbean transnational migration behaviour: reconceptualising its ‘strategic flexibility.’ Population, Space and Place, 13: 415-431.
  • Conway Dennis and Robert B. Potter (2007) Caribbean transnational return migrants as agents of change, Blackwell Geography Compass, 1/1: 25 - 45.
  • Cohen Jeffrey H., Richard C. Jones and Dennis Conway (2005) Why remittances shouldn’t be blamed for rural underdevelopment in Mexico, Critique of Anthropology, 25(1): 87-95.
  • Connell John and Dennis Conway (2000) Migration and remittances in island microstates: a comparative perspective on the South Pacific and the Caribbean. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 24(1): 52-78.


  • The Editorial Advisory Board of Progress in Development Studies (Edward Arnold), 1999 to present.

Student theses

  • Frank Marshalek, Cuban economic reform: small businesses, household decision-making, informality and networking, Ph.D. in progress
  • Todd Lindley, Intercountry Adoption in the Philippines and the United States: A Multi-sited Approach in an Era of Transnationalism. Ph.D. July, 2010.
  • Benjamin Timms, “Renegotiating Peasant Ecology: Responses to Relocation from Celaque National Park, Honduras.” Ph.D. March, 2007.
  • Kristen Lonard-Johnston. Gentrification: A Socio-economic Construction in Indianapolis, Indiana. M.A. 2008.
  • Benjamin Schultz Latino Growth and Demographic Trends in Non-Traditional Destinations of Kentucky. M.A. 2007.
  • Joseph Rodman. Return Migration to Grenada: Transnational Developments. M.A. 2005.
  • Peter Hossler. Hungry for Peace: Integrating Resources into a More Comprehensive Understanding of the War in Mozambique. M.A. 2004.
  • Keshav Bhattarai, “Household Land Ownership and the Use of Forests in Bara District, Central Tarai Region of Nepal.” Ph.D. 2001