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    Smithsonian Latino Center

    The Smithsonian Latino Center is now accepting applications for its 2013 Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP) taking place in Washington, D.C. July 1 – August 9. The Latino Center is accepting applications through April 15.

  • for more information go to Latino Museum Studies Program

  • For The Smithsonian Latino Center Announces 2013 Latino Museum Studies Program Click here

  • Undergrad Summer Institute in Washington D.C.

    Centro will sponsor two college students at the Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy (SILPP), an educational program for undergraduates and those who graduated no earlier than December 1, 2012. Applicants must be enrolled in the Inter-University Program for Latino Research’s (IUPLR) member institutions, which includes Hunter College.

  • To read the full internship descriptions or for other information, go to Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy

  • Call for Papers for the Fourth Biennial “Latino Art Now!” Conference

    The Inter-University Program for Latino Research, the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Smithsonian American Art Museum announced a call for papers as part of the Fourth Biennial “Latino Art Now!” conference on November 7-9, 2013.

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  • Become Part of Our History:
    Join Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans

    The goal is to urge those who have made a difference in our community to donate their important documents to the Centro Archives which will expand and fill gaps in our collections.
    Contact: Alberto Hernández or call 212-396-7876

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  • Centro Archives Acquire Prominent
    Puerto Rican Art Organization Records

    As part of Centro’s Archives expanding efforts to cultivate more interest and resources in the research of artwork created by Puerto Ricans, we are pleased to announce our newest collection: The Organization of Puerto Rican Artists (O.P. Art) Records.

    O.P. Art is a not-for-profit founded in 1993 by a group of New York based Puerto Rican artists to preserve and promote their artwork and cultural identity. Their collection highlights the vibrancy and cultural relevance of Puerto Rican artists of the diaspora and helps to expose their largely under-recognized talent and contributions.

  • For more information

  • Tomorrow

    Benefit Show for Nuyorican Poet Tato Laviera

    Local musicians, poets and spoken word artists are joining forces to share the gift of their words and sounds Thursday, April 4, for a benefit show in honor of their beloved Nuyorican Poet Tato Laviera who is in intensive care. It will be the kind of show that Laviera, dubbed as “chronicler of life in El Barrio,” would surely love.

  • For more information

  • Don't Miss: April Events

    4-6 pm
    Legacy Series
    Dr. Elena Padilla: A Pioneer at the Crossroads

    Centro Conference Room E1442, East Building, 14th Floor

    A conversation with Drs. Elena Padilla and Mérida M. Rúa examining the integration of Puerto Rican migrants into the social and cultural life.  A contemporary of Jesús Colon, Dr. Padilla worked with him in the1940s to facilitate the human and labor rights of Puerto Rican women who came to work as domestics in Chicago.


    Thursday, April 11
    6–8 pm
    Research Seminar II
    Jobs and Education of Puerto Ricans in the United States

    The seminar examines the impact of the recession and the current state of the Puerto Rican population living on the mainland.

    Wednesday, April 17
    6–8 pm
    Meet the Author
    Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2012

    The anthology presents a spectrum of poetry, poetic prose and fiction by 46 Puerto Rican women writers in New York, documenting their activism and offering a glimpse into their roles in the artistic, social, political and intellectual history of New York’s communities.

    Wednesday, April 24
    6–8 pm
    Meet the Author
    The Stories I Read to the Children

    Please RSVP to

  • For more information

  • Centro’s events are usually live streamed. If you can’t attend, visit our website at Centro Live Stream Event to view our events live. To watch past Centro events, visit our channel at

    Reassessing Inequality and Reimagining
    The 21st Century: East Harlem Focus
    On Line Dialogue

    Join the online conversation every Tuesday evening for dialogues with scholars, community activists and artists to discuss issues of inequality in East Harlem.

  • For more information

  • The Frank Bonilla Fellowship

    The Frank Bonilla Fellowship Fund supports the advancement of the field of Puerto Rican Studies in honor of his legacy. The purpose of the fund is to identify and select undergraduate and graduate students who express a strong interest in Puerto Rican Studies and to support their research in this field. Frank Bonilla Fellows receive a $500 stipend. Undergraduate applications are still being accepted.

  • For more information please Click Here

  • Professional Research and Archive Staff

    Centro has two positions available for research associates to conduct academic research in connection with CUNY programs. A PhD is required.

    A new library archivist position is now available.

    There are also two positions available for research assistants (econometrics specialist) to provide research and organizational support to Centro’s director. Research projects will focus on the study and interpretation of the social conditions of the Puerto Rican community in the United States.

  • For full job descriptions: visit CENTRO EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • In addition, an opening for a research assistant (post-doctoral)   will be posted on the CUNY site. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the complete posting for this post should visit the Centro website at or contact José de Jesús, associate director, at

    . If you have questions, feel free to email Centro Director Edwin Meléndez at
    and send a copy to José de Jesus.

    Research Fellowship

    Centro will make awards, depending on funding availability, in any or all of the following categories: Doctoral Dissertation Research Fellows to assist PhD candidates complete research and write their dissertations; Post-Doctoral Fellows to support scholars who have recently completed their doctoral studies develop a defined scholarly agenda leading to publications; and Visiting Faculty Fellows (open to CUNY faculty only) to provide junior faculty members course release time to further develop a defined scholarly agenda leading to publication.

  • For full job descriptions: visit REQUEST FOR FELLOWSHIPS PROPOSALS

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