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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 Celebrates Historic Video Conference
On Teaching and Learning the Diaspora

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) at Hunter College showcased its rich archival, educational, and digital resources on teaching and learning about the Puerto Rican diaspora with colleges in Puerto Rico and New York State via a historic March 21 video conference. In collaboration with The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) in Brooklyn and the University of Puerto Rico, this was the first of three video conferences with several participating academic institutions, including the University of Puerto Rico's Río Piedras, Mayagüez, Humacao, and Arecibo campuses; Hostos Community College in the Bronx; and SUNY Albany.


This Week
Meet the Author: Jorge Duany

Blurred Borders: Transnational Migration between the Hispanic Caribbean and the United States

Thursday, March 29, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Centro Conference Room, 1442
Hunter College, East Building, 14th Floor


From the 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 2, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room
Hunter College, West Building, 8th Floor
For more information please contact Professor Victor M. Torres-Vélez/


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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