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Loisaida Festival



Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24

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  • “Millie and the Lords”
    A film by former Centro Staff, Jennica Carmona



    Come out to see a Film screening of “Millie and the Lords” at Maysles Cinema Harlem.

    Wednesday, May 29
    9:30 pm

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  • Faculty position
    Rutgers University

    Rutgers University–New Brunswick seeks a candidate for the Henry Rutgers Term Professorship in Hispanic and Latin@ Studies at the advanced assistant or associate professor levels.

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  • The Bronx Writers Center



    Free workshops this summer on memoir writing and crime fiction.

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  • New Exhibition
    Centered on the Work of Hiram Maristany


    A new exhibition entitled Anchor is now open at Hunter East Harlem, a gallery space at the Silberman School of Social Work at 119th Street and 3rd Avenue in El Barrio.

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  • CENTRO Journal Special Issue on Julia de Burgos




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  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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



    Call for Papers
    Special Issue of
    CENTRO Journal

    COUNTERSTREAMING: ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF CULTURAL REMITTANCES IN PUERTO RICO


    Guest Editors: Carlos Garrido Castellano (Universidade de Lisboa) and Laura Bravo López (Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras)

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  • Centro at LASA Congress!


    Next week marks the beginning of the 2015 LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Congress, held this year in San Juan. A delegation from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies will be attending to present some of the latest work from our researchers. We are, as always, very excited about the opportunity to share with and learn from our colleagues at LASA.

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  • Dr. Carlos Santiago appointed Commissioner of Higher Education in Mass.

    Centro congratulates Dr. Carlos Santiago on his appointment as Commissioner of Higher Education of the state of Massachusetts. Dr. Santiago is a part of Centro’s 100 Puerto Ricans Preserving our History and was honored by Centro in 2013 along with other notable Puerto Ricans in Public Service. Last year, Dr. Santiago was Centro’s guest for the official presentation of the book Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium, where he served as panel discussant.

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  • Homar: Art Binding Ties from
    Puerto Rico to NYC

    Centro proudly presents this exhibit highlighting artist Lorenzo Homar’s legacy within the art world. The showcase exhibit Homar: Art Binding Ties from Puerto Rico to NYC features selected artwork acquired through donations made to the archives. Also available for public viewing: an interview with Homar conducted by the Centro Oral History staff in 1983 as well as other documents from our Archives.

    The exhibit runs from May 14 to September 30, 2015.

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  • JOB OPPORTUNITIES

    The Administrative Manager serves as Office Manager, supervising and training staff, managing financial operations and budgets, assisting with payroll functions, and coordinating technology, equipment, security, and building maintenance requirements.

    The Research Associate conducts academic research and publishes studies on Puerto Rican stateside communities. The Research Associate publishes work in peer-reviewer journals, presents papers at disciplinary conferences, and engages in collaborative research projects with other Centro staff.

    The Research Associate (post-doc) is a recent PhD graduate with a post-doc project (such as the publication of a dissertation as a book, the publication of dissertation chapters in academic journals, or the creation of new work based on data that has already been collected) for completion. The post-doc Research Associate will provide assistance with academic research on Puerto Rican stateside communities, and support and perform other research-related duties as assigned by the Director.

    The Library Manager supervises library staff, operations and services, creates and designs digital media resources targeting the Puerto Rican Studies community at the national level, and create, indexes, and catalogues bibliographic multimedia and digital resources.

    The Center Archivist will be primarily assigned to oversee digitization projects, including the recently created Oral History Project and the collection of primary data that complements existing and new archival collections. The Center Archivist will also be in charge of organizing the hundreds of existing oral histories and to make all this content available to researchers including the development of descriptive guides, the analysis of content and publication of findings in academic outlets, the development of digital products and the application of preservation standards to these collections.

    Please consult the full job postings linked above for further details on job descriptions, minimum qualifications, and instructions for how to apply. If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties, please contact José de Jesús (jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu) for assistance.

    Part time

    Centro has 7 part-time positions to fill as early as the Spring 2015.

    Junior Computer and Network Technician

    Transcriber Centro Productions

    Junior Video Shooter/Editor

    E‐Commerce Assistant

    Digitization Assistants

    Library Reference and Archives Assistant

    Oral History Team Researcher - off campus



    Centro Library and Archives
    Historical Preservation and Research Partnership Program
    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.

    Spring Application Deadline: Extended, Rolling Basis

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  • RESEARCH & FELLOWSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES
    Summer 2015 and 2015-16 Academic year

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for other research opportunities in Puerto Rican studies. Centro will provide limited funding on a competitive basis for the study and interpretation of the Puerto Rican experience in the United States. Centro is committed to facilitating research projects and useful to those in community organizations, public policy, and academia.

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