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Candidates Vie for Centro
Research Associate Job
Summer 2014 and 2014-15 Academic Year

The public is invited to join us for the presentations of three dynamic candidates seeking to become Centro’s new full-time research associate.

They are:

  • Dr. Raquel Rodriguez-Ortiz, who will speak on The Construction and Ricanstruction of Art and Identity, Monday, June 2, 1 pm

  • Dr. Marilisa Jimenez-Garcia, The Place of the Child in the Puerto Rican Diaspora: Literature, Education, and Nation-building, Wednesday, June 4, 1 pm

  • Dr. Elena Valdez, Jesús and Clara Colón: Activism and Leadership in Puerto Rican community in new York, Friday, June 6, 11 am

  • All presentations will be at the Hunter College 68th Street Campus, Centro Conference Room, Room 1442, East Building.

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  • Research and Fellowship Opportunities
    Now Available for
    Summer 2014 and 2014-15 Academic Year

    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks proposals for fellowships and applications for 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 useful to those in community organizations, public policy and academia.

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  • Job Opportunities

  • Research Assistant (Econometrics Specialist)




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    Hostos Community College-CUNY
    Invites Proposals
    For Hostos Conference

    Eugenio María de Hostos:
    New Readings and Alternative
    Interpretations
    November 13, 2014,
    Hostos Community College, New York City

  • For more information in English Click Here
  • Para mas información en Español Oprime aquí



  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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  • Buy the eBook version
    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

    Buy the eBook version
    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    EPUB edition
    Kindle edition

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English



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  • Puerto Rican Creativeness for
    Social Change and Economic Development
    and
    Book Launch and Discussion of Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium

    Thursday, June 5
    9 am – 2:30 pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue
    Auditorium


    The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, The Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, Northeast Regional Office (PRFAA-NY) and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade will host a forum to explore the success of using the arts to promote social and economic change by Puerto Ricans and opportunities to develop meaningful projects to empower the community.

    The day’s schedule will include an exhibit of DIVEDCO posters, works of art created to educate Puerto Ricans, particularly the rural population, about issues of health, education, democracy, and the economy. The morning schedule of events includes three panels: 1) presentations on arts initiatives in Puerto Rico and the U.S. that have resulted in positive economic and social change, 2) a presentation by Centro researchers on the publication Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium, and finally 3) a panel discussion on the current projects and trends in Puerto Rico and the U.S. We hope to spark a conversation on possible future collaborations and initiatives that will work to impact the lives of Puerto Ricans both on the Island and the mainland.

    Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium will be discussed in the 10:30 am to Noon time slot. The book, representing research by Centro staff, looks at the changing demographic and socio-ecomomic profile of Puerto Ricans in the United States.

    Presenters will include Centro researchers: Director Edwin Meléndez, Kurt Birson, Patricia Silver, Luis O. Reyes and Harry Franqui-Rivera. The discussant is Carlos E. Santiago, an economist. Centro researcher Vargas-Ramos will moderate the forum.



    Acclaimed Artist Pepón Osorio Dares
    To Speak of His Large Installations

    Artist Pepón Osorio, internationally known for his large-scale installations said, “Centro has been a great resource for me.” Part of one of his installations, he said, was actually inspired by a photo of the librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré (whose papers are in the Centro Archives).

    With his art, Osorio said, he “wants to push people over the edge.” And “I can speak back and I can dare.”

    He discussed his extensive body of work at Centro’s Meet the Author event May 9 at the Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem, which about 50 people attended, including artists, community art organizations and educators.

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  • Searching for Your Puerto Rican Roots…
    Without Leaving New York

    Friday, May 23
    6-8 pm
    Silberman School of Social Work
    2180 Third Avenue, East 119th Street
    Room 115B

    Have you ever wondered about your Puerto Rican roots? Are you interested in learning more about your family history and how you came to be who are you today?

  • For more information Click Here



  • Centro's New Educational Tool
    Highlights Puerto Rican Heritage

    Centro’s new Puerto Rican Heritage Poster Series, a collection of five large posters provide a brief historical chronology of Puerto Ricans in the United States and three historical and demographic maps that pictorially reflect Puerto Rican migration. As part of Centro’s Traveling Exhibits program, the posters are available to educational and not-for-profit organizations free as a traveling exhibit. The posters are also available for sale to the general public.

    This rich eight-poster heritage series is designed to provide an attractive visual educational tool for teachers and others to use in classrooms or other public spaces, and to introduce students to and interest them in this significant piece of Puerto Rican and American history.

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