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Save the Date
Film Corner

Don't miss the premiere of two short films about Nuyorican poet Tato Laviera and Puerto Rican composer Rafael Hernández

Thursday, December 11
5:30-7:30 pm
Chanin Language Center, B126
Hunter College, West Building,


Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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    Statement from Centro Director Edwin Meléndez on the Passing of Juan Flores

    Centro, Hunter College and CUNY have lost a dear friend and supporter with the passing of Juan Flores. In 1975, shortly after the creation of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Juan became its Research Director of Cultural Studies. Having worked with Centro Director Frank Bonilla while in the faculty of Stanford University, he was instrumental in shaping the intellectual foundation of Centro and the nascent fields of Puerto Rican and Latino/as studies.

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  • Centro is Happening:
    Call for Papers and Job Opportunities

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is pleased to announce available opportunities that range from fellowships for doctoral students, a call for papers and new job postings at Centro.

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  • In Visible Movement Book
    Presentation and Discussion

    On Thursday, November 20th, poet and scholar Tomás Urayoán-Noel presented his book In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014) at Hunter College, the first scholarly book published specifically about Nuyorican poetry. Prof. Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé introduced the author and spoke about the context of the book in our Nuyorican history.

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  • Call for Papers
    Special Issue of CENTRO Journal

    COUNTERSTREAMING: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF CULTURAL REMITTANCES IN PUERTO RICO



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

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