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The Stories I Read to The Children
Now available for purchase via the Centro website.
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Of the CENTRO Journal
For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order paperback copy of the fall 2012 edition online at $15 each click here.
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
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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.
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
Centro to Highlight Research
On Current State of Puerto Ricans in U.S.
Research Seminar I
"Demographics and the Social Condition of Puerto Ricans in the United States"
Thursday, March 21, 6 - 8 pm
Centro is hosting a two-part research seminar examining the impact of the recession and the current state of the Puerto Rican population living in the United States. The series will highlight current Centro research.
For the first seminar, “Demographics and Social Conditions of Puerto Ricans in the United States,” March 21, researchers will focus on Puerto Ricans in the South, Puerto Rican settlements, spatial isolation, significant health outcomes and disparities and civic participation. Speakers will share their research through individual presentations.
Please RSVP to Evelyn Collazo or call 212-396-6545
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Meet Our Staff: Research Assistant
Juan Carlos Garcia-Ellin
Where Puerto Ricans and Hispanics choose to live in the United States is of great interest to Dr. Juan Carlos Garcia-Ellin, Centro’s new research assistant. His current work at Centro focuses on the internal migration patterns of mainland Puerto Ricans, analyzing their characteristics and relocation preferences.
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Centro Conference Room E1442, East Building, 14th Floor
Dr Elena Padilla: A Pioneer at the Crossroads
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. Her commitment set the state for the scholarly relationships that ensued with social scientists conduction research and writing about the Puerto Rican experience in New York.
Co-sponsored by the Africana Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Research Writing Group, Arts and Sciences, Hunter College
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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.
The community dialogue is part of a free participatory online course titled Inq13: Reassessing Inequality and Reimagining the 21st Century: East Harlem Focus, which is aimed at understanding and transforming entrenched systems of inequality by connecting academic researchers, activists, and community members...
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you have questions, feel free to email Centro Director Edwin Meléndez at
and send a copy to José de Jesus.
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