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Centro's Spring Events 2013

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  • Reunion of the Puerto Rican Diaspora to Talk about Health

    The National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Inc. and the Diversity Foundation, Inc. is hosting its popular annual Reunion of the Puerto Rican Diaspora this Saturday, March 2. Every year’s reunion targets an issue that is pressing in the Puerto Rican community, and this year’s focus will be on health and quality care.

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  • 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

  • For The Smithsonian Latino Center Announces 2013 Latino Museum Studies Program Click here



  • 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.

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  • Call for Papers: The Puerto Rican Discussion Group of the MLA

    We seek papers examining any aspect of Puerto Rican crime narratives (noir,hard-­‐ boiled, true crime, etc), on any genre (fiction, film, graphic novels, and/or popular music). 300-word abstracts by 15 March 2013.

    El Puerto Rican Discussion Group del MLA invita propuestas que examinen el tema de la “narrativa criminal”, en cualquiera de sus manifestaciones (noir, hard-­boiled, true crime, etc).

    Contact: Jason Cortés

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  • 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

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  • Get Your Copy
    Of the CENTRO Journal
    Featuring Piri Thomas

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    For more information on the CENTRO Journal, visit Centro-journal. To order paperback copy of the spring 2012 edition online at $15 each click here., To order the Kindel version at $7.99 click here





    February 26 Proclaimed
    Center for Puerto Rican Studies
    Day in New York and Philadelphia


    On February 26, 1973 – in the midst of the social turmoil of the early 1970s in New York City – the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) was born with CUNY’s announcement appointing Frank Bonilla as its founding director. On the occasion of our 40th anniversary, February 26, 2013 has been officially proclaimed as the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Day in New York City and New York State as a way of paying tribute to Centro’s roots and its future.

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  • Special Issue of CENTRO Journal Highlights
    Social Condition of Stateside Puerto Ricans: Critical Needs and Public Policy Implications


    An underlying theme featured throughout the new special issue of the CENTRO Journal is “that the need for more research on the social conditions of Puerto Ricans is imperative,” according to José Luis Morín, guest editor of the fall 2012 edition.


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  • Talk to Us About Jobs at Centro Open House

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  • Internship and Work-Study

    Do you have an interest in being part of the Centro team? Centro currently has open slots for internship or work-study jobs for undergraduates and grad students in several areas: Development and External Relations, Education, Events, Library and Archives, Operations, Publications and Research Departments.

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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.

  • For more information please Click Here




  • 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 jdejesus@hunter.cuny.edu

    . If you have questions, feel free to email Centro Director Edwin Meléndez at emele@hunter.cuny.edu

    and send a copy to José de Jesus.



    Research Fellowship

    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




  • Forthcoming Centro Publications

    The Stories I Read to the Children: The Life and Writing of Pura Belpré, the Legendary Storyteller, Children’s Author, and New York Public Librarian

    Selected, Edited, and Biographical Introduction by Lisa Sánchez González.

  • For more information on this book Click here...






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