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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 Associate

  • 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

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  • Para mas información en Español Oprime aquí



  • Paperbacks Available for Purchase at the Centro Store


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    The Stories I Read to the Children Click Here

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    Soy Gilberto Gerena Valentín
    EPUB edition
    Kindle edition

    The Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoir Now Available in English



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  • Gilberto Gerena Valentín Memoirs
    Launched at Video Conference

    To celebrate the publication of the memoirs of the pioneering labor leader Gilberto Gerena Valentín, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies hosted an event at Hunter College’s 68th Street Campus that was joined via video conferencing by students and faculty from several universities in Puerto Rico – and with Gerena appearing from Arecibo.

    Centro Publications Editor Xavier Totti moderated the event on Tuesday, May 6, and welcomed the video audience from Colegio Universitaro de San Juan, Universidad Interamericana, and the Universidad de Puerto Rico campuses in Arecibo and Río Piedras. In total, more than fifty people gathered for the opportunity to talk to and hear from Gerena Valentín.

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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?

    Searching for Your Puerto Rican Roots…Without Leaving New York is a community workshop, aimed at helping explore your heritage by learning how to trace one's family history and lineage as well as how to record their ancestral information. This event, co-sponsored by Centro, is open to the public, and is “for anyone with an interest in research and with a yearning to learn more about his or her own family history,” said Charlie Fourquet-Batiz, co-founder and president of the Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York, which is presenting the workshop. “I’m sure Centro will provide a captivating crowd.”

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  • Forum
    Save the Date

    Puerto Rican Creativeness for
    Social Change and Economic Development

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

    Please note: The research seminar previously scheduled for June 6 titled Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium has been changed to Thursday, June 5. It is now going to be part of this forum.

    Co-sponsored with: Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration, Northeast Regional Office and the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Board





    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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