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Centro's Spring Events 2013

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  • The 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. To be held in the nation’s capital for the first time this year, the “Latino Art Now! Nuestra América: Expanding Perspectives in American Art” conference will examine the contemporary state of Latino art in the United States.

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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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  • Get Your Copy
    Of the CENTRO Journal
    Featuring Piri Thomas

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    For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order paperback copy of the spring 2012 edition online at $15 each click here., To order the Kindel version at $7.99 click here







    Education Disparities among Puerto Ricans
    In Higher Education


    Enrollment disparity in college or graduate school between Puerto Ricans and Latinos compared to whites is about 10 percentage points lower in the United States and New York State according to Centro’s new Education Research Brief by Dr. Luis O. Reyes and Anna Rosofsky. Their research is based on U.S. Census Bureau for the year 2011 for the United States, New York City and New York State. The disparity is almost 16 points lower in New York City, with 20.5% for Puerto Ricans and 36.4% for whites.

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  • Meet Our Staff: Researcher Consuelo Martínez-Reyes


    Dr. Consuelo Martínez-Reyes,Centro’s new postdoctoral research assistant, is working with the Centro Archives to research writers Pedro Pietri, Jack Agüeros, Ed Vega, and Nicholasa Mohr. Her focus is to analyze literary and TV representations (some of these works are scripts) of Puerto Ricans growing up in New York City.

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  • Talk to Us About Jobs at Centro Open House

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  • Internship and Work-Study

    Do you have an interest in being part of the Centro team? Centro currently has open slots for internship or work-study jobs for undergraduates and grad students in several areas: Development and External Relations, Education, Events, Library and Archives, Operations, Publications and Research Departments.

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  • 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 in early March on the CUNY site. Those interested in obtaining a copy of the complete posting for this post should visit the Centro website at http://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu or contact José de Jesús, associate director, at jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu

    . If you have questions, feel free to email Centro Director Edwin Meléndez at emele@hunter.cuny.edu

    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




  • Forthcoming Centro Publications

    The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian

    Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González.

  • For more information on this book Click here...



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