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Centro staff is expanding and new job opportunities are available immediately for applicants with a range of education and experience, from students to seasoned professionals.

  • Oral History Team Researcher - off campus

  • Full/Part-Time Digitization Project Coordinator

  • Research Aides - part time

  • Data Center Assistant

  • Library and Archives Community Liaison – part time

  • Library Reference and Archives Assistants

  • Hostos175 Fall Lecture

    Dr. Alaí Reyes-Santos, “Reading Hostos in the Twenty First Century: Belonging, Family, and Antillean Kinship.”

    Thursday October 9
    2:00-4:30 pm

    Hostos Community College
    Savoy Multipurpose Room
    120 East 149th St.,
    Bronx, NY

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  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store

  • To Purchase Click Here

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

    The Paradox of the Puerto Rican Voter

    Among government office holders, Puerto Ricans are often represented in close proportion to their numbers as a percent of the voting age population in locations of long standing settlement. Yet given that a lower percent of the Puerto Rican population (along with other Hispanics) than non-Hispanic white voters register to vote in the U.S., this should not necessarily be the case.

    What accounts for this contradiction of relatively low voting rates and close-to-even proportional representation? Of course, the increasing population of Puerto Ricans and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which opened doors -- to the voting booths in particular – for all minorities. But also, said Centro researcher Carol Vargas-Ramos, “concentration.” Which is, ironically, the result of neighborhood segregation.

    For dates and more information on the Millennium Book Tour Click Here.

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    Thursday October 16
    6:00-8:00 pm
    West Building, 3rd Floor, Glass Café

    A Conversation About Perspectives on Migration

    Our first research seminar of the semester will be a discussion on the limits of formal U.S. citizenship for Puerto Ricans evident in their migration experience, within the context of two contrasting paradigms: colonialism and transnationalism.

    Edgardo Meléndez, Professor at the Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College and Carlos Vargas-Ramos, Research Associate at Centro will be discussing their research findings on this seminar that will be open to the public and free of charge.

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  • Centro Library and Archives
    Historical Preservation and
    Research Partnership Program
    Fall 2014-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.

    Fall Application Deadline:

    Spring Application Deadline:
    December 1, 2014

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