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Spring 2015 Calendar

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The Bronx Writers Center

Free workshops this summer on memoir writing and crime fiction.

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  • New Exhibition
    Centered on the Work of Hiram Maristany

    A new exhibition entitled Anchor is now open at Hunter East Harlem, a gallery space at the Silberman School of Social Work at 119th Street and 3rd Avenue in El Barrio.

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    Latino/a History and Culture in the Community College Classroom

    Including the participation of Virginia Sánchez-Korrol and José Luis Morín among other prominent scholars.

    Friday, May 8, 2015
    The Graduate Center, CUNY
    365 Fifth Ave. NYC
    Elebash Recital Hall

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  • CENTRO Journal Special Issue on Julia de Burgos

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  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store

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  • To buy the e-book
    version of
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    e-book version
    Kindle edition

    Call for Papers
    Special Issue of
    CENTRO Journal


    Guest Editors: Carlos Garrido Castellano (Universidade de Lisboa) and Laura Bravo López (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras)

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  • Explore Puerto Rican Genealogy Next Week!

    Puerto Rican Genealogy: History,
    Approaches, and Centro’s Archives

    Wednesday, April 22
    6 – 8 pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue
    Centro Library, Rm. 121

    Join us next week for an event about the Puerto Rican Genealogy movement and personal examples of researching family roots. Who was the first Puerto Rican to die at the electric chair? Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini, a former space shuttle engineer and former professor of law, uncovered the answer to that question through her research at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. This discussion will explore the Puerto Rican Genealogy movement and personal examples of researching family roots as well as how Centro resources, such as the archives and data center, can be used in the development of family archival history.

    Presenters: Dr. Jorge Camuñas, Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini Moderator: Alberto Hernández

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    Upcoming Conference: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Ricans and Dominicans in the U.S.

    On May, 1, 2015, Centro and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) will host a conference highlighting research on the interactions between Dominicans and Puerto Ricans in the U.S. Centro and DSI joined forces on this shared initiative to disseminate new findings on the issues that affect New York’s two largest Latino groups.

    A group of scholars from around the country will discuss recent developments on a variety of topics on issues ranging from intermarriage and inter-ethnic relations, nutrition, educational attainment, economic mobility, successes and challenges that affect these groups.

    Please click here to see program details, scheduled presentations and guest speakers.

    If you’re planning to attend, RSVP HERE

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  • Centro Journal Coverage of Drug
    Addict "Exportation"

    Many people this week read or heard the shocking story of Puerto Rican drug addicts who are sent from the island to unofficial “rehab” facilities in Chicago. Sadly, this has been happening for some time, and an article describing and analyzing the practice was featured in the Fall 2012 issue of CENTRO: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

    Rafael A. Torruella’s article in that issue, “On the Relocation of Drug Users from Puerto Rico to the United States for Drug Treatment Services,” shines an important light and provides an important context for this latest round of stories.

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  • Millennium Book Tour

    Research on social, economic, political and health conditions of the Puerto Rican population in the United States, describing improvements in many of these aspects, as well as persistent challenges.

    Upcoming presentation in Chicago

    Friday, April 17, 6pm-7pm
    Puerto Rican Cultural Center
    2700 West Haddon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622
    Contact: Alejandro Molina

    Save the Date!
    Exhibit Opening and Roundtable Discussion

    Thursday May 14, 2015
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue
    Centro Library, Rm. 121

    Homar: Art Binding Ties from
    Puerto Rico to NYC

    Join us as we launch the new gallery space at Centro Library with an exhibition celebrating the artistic legacy of Lorenzo Homar, and the influences of New York on his life. Featuring selected works from Centro’s collection.

    Panelists: Arcadio Díaz, Quiñones, Antonio Martorell, Lena Burgos-Lafuente, Cristina Pérez Jiménez


    The Administrative Manager serves as Office Manager, supervising and training staff, managing financial operations and budgets, assisting with payroll functions, and coordinating technology, equipment, security, and building maintenance requirements.

    The Research Associate conducts academic research and publishes studies on Puerto Rican stateside communities. The Research Associate publishes work in peer-reviewer journals, presents papers at disciplinary conferences, and engages in collaborative research projects with other Centro staff.

    The Research Associate (post-doc) is a recent PhD graduate with a post-doc project (such as the publication of a dissertation as a book, the publication of dissertation chapters in academic journals, or the creation of new work based on data that has already been collected) for completion. The post-doc Research Associate will provide assistance with academic research on Puerto Rican stateside communities, and support and perform other research-related duties as assigned by the Director.

    The Library Manager supervises library staff, operations and services, creates and designs digital media resources targeting the Puerto Rican Studies community at the national level, and create, indexes, and catalogues bibliographic multimedia and digital resources.

    The Center Archivist will be primarily assigned to oversee digitization projects, including the recently created Oral History Project and the collection of primary data that complements existing and new archival collections. The Center Archivist will also be in charge of organizing the hundreds of existing oral histories and to make all this content available to researchers including the development of descriptive guides, the analysis of content and publication of findings in academic outlets, the development of digital products and the application of preservation standards to these collections.

    Please consult the full job postings linked above for further details on job descriptions, minimum qualifications, and instructions for how to apply. If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties, please contact José de Jesús ( for assistance.

    Part time

    Centro has 7 part-time positions to fill as early as the Spring 2015.

    Junior Computer and Network Technician

    Transcriber Centro Productions

    Junior Video Shooter/Editor

    E‐Commerce Assistant

    Digitization Assistants

    Library Reference and Archives Assistant

    Oral History Team Researcher - off campus

    Centro Library and Archives
    Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program
    Spring 2015

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library and Archives seeks partners to collect archival material, conduct research and disseminate new knowledge about the history of Puerto Rican individuals and communities in the United States.

    Spring Application Deadline: Extended, Rolling Basis

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    Summer 2015 and 2015-16 Academic year

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for other research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects and useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia.

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