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**Job Opportunity**

* Research Assistant (Full-Time)
Centro has over the years supported young scholars to establish a publication record through our Research Exchange. We are pleased to have the opportunity to sponsor a competitive post-doc for the first time, and hope to continue the program in future years as well.

* Research Associate (Full-Time)
The Centro seeks an academic researcher with expertise in any one of the wide range of disciplines within history, social sciences, or behavioral sciences, including those interdisciplinary in nature, to complement its current research capacity. Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability is required.

* Outreach Database Coordinator (Part-Time)
Responsible for developing and maintaining Centro's database for all outreach activities that will either be a brand new or an updated version of the current Centro mailing list database utilizing Microsoft Office software.

* Project Archivist
The Library and Archives of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies is seeking a qualified candidate for a full time equivalent Project Archivist. Our new location is at the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street in El Barrio.

Events Calendar
Spring 2012

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Special issue of CENTRO JOURNAL Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered

Guest Editor: Nicolás Kanellos ( Foundation Professor and Director of Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage, University of Houston

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

To encourage individuals and organizations to record and document their experiences for future generations, Centro and a group of community volunteers have launched the 100 Puerto Ricans Campaign. The goal is to urge those who have made a difference in our community to donate their important documents to the Centro Archives and to fill gaps in our collections.

Contact: Alicia Rodríguez or call 212-396-7881


Centro to Sponsor Two Students for The Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy

Centro will sponsor two qualifying applicants for The Inter-University Program for Latino Research’s (IUPLR) 2012 Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy, which will take place on June 17-22, 2012 at the University of California Washington Center in Washington, DC. The deadline to apply is April 20.

Established in 1986, the Summer Institute for Latino Public Policy is an educational program for junior and senior undergraduate students enrolled in IUPLR’s member institutions that combine technical and practical experience in public policy and leadership training. IUPLR is a national consortium of Latino-focused research centers, primarily university based, that promote knowledge about the Latino population.


Today Monday April 2nd

Meet the Author Series

Sexuality and Power in Mayra Santos-Febres' Work

Puerto Rican, Mayra Santos-Febres is one of the Caribbean’s most versatile writers, and her body of works explores the wanderings of marginalized lives among them of immigrants and members of the Diaspora. The main talk offered by Professor Nadia Celis will be preceded by an introduction to Mayra Santos-Febres’ work and the new critical anthology “Lección errante: Mayra Santos-Febres y el Caribe Contemporáneo” by Professor Juan Pablo Rivera.

Speakers: Nadia Celis and Juan Pablo Rivera
Co-sponsored with the CUNY Hunter Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies.

Monday, April 2nd, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room
Hunter College, West Building, 8th Floor
68th Street and Lexington Ave.

RSVP by Phone (212) 396-6545
RSVP by Email Evelyn Collazo

For more information please contact Professor Victor M. Torres-Vélez/

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

Historical Preservation Series

Puerto Rican Culinary Arts

with Nilsa Rodríguez Jaca
panelists Deborah Quiñones & Julio Rodríguez

Wednesday April 4th, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Centro Conference Room, 1442
Hunter College, East Building, 14th Floor
68th Street and Lexington Ave.

RSVP by Phone (212) 396-6545
RSVP by Email Evelyn Collazo

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

Save the Date
Pathways to Economic Opportunity:
The Puerto Rican and Other Latinos Experience

Puerto Ricans living in the United States experience higher rates of unemployment and poverty than other Latino subgroups. Professor Edwin Meléndez of Hunter College will discuss a comprehensive study that examines low-wage labor markets in the United States and pathways to economic opportunity for Puerto Ricans and other Latinos. He will discuss the influence of such factors as education, English fluency, social and ethnic networks, and community organizations that shape local labor dynamics and outcomes.

Join the Heldrich Center on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 as Edwin Meléndez, Ph.D., Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning and Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, presents findings from a study on this provocative topic. The event will be held in the Roosevelt-Perkins Room at the Heldrich Center, 30 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. with registration and a reception, followed by the presentation and a question-and-answer session with the audience.

There is no charge for attending this event but seating is limited and registration is required. Please register here by Tuesday, April 3, 2012.

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