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“Una de las mejores revistas de estudios puertorriqueños es este órgano del
Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños de Hunter College en Nueva York”

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"Stylish and confident, the multidisciplinary CENTRO Journal studies
Puerto Rican culture in all of its expansive manifestations.”

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Since its first number in 1987, the journal has proven to be one of the Centro's most important links to the public. A multidisciplinary, bilingual, refereed publication that welcomes scholarly articles in the humanities and the social and natural sciences, as well as interpretive essays, interviews, fiction, reviews and art, CENTRO Journal reflects developments in the field of Puerto Rican studies.

Although primarily an academic publication directed at disseminating the growing body of scholarship about Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans, the journal retains elements of its earlier incarnation, publishing work in a variety of formats. The journal encourages a dialogue that compares Puerto Ricans with other racialized ethnic groups, particularly other Latinos and African Americans. CENTRO Journal is available by subscription or, as with all of our publications, directly from our offices.

CENTRO Journal (ISSN: 1538-6279) is indexed or abstracted in: Abstracts in Anthropology; Academic Search Complete; Alternative Press Index; America: History and Life; Caribbean Abstracts;

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CENTRO Journal is an award-winning journal. Our list of awards includes:

  1. 2010—American Graphic Design Award | Best InHouse Design (Cover and Overall Publication),
    CENTRO Journal Fall 2009 (vol. 21, no. 2).
  2. 2010—American Graphic Design Award | Best InHouse Design (Cover and Overall Publication),
    CENTRO Journal Spring 2009 (vol. 21, no. 1).
  3. 2009—Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Latino/a Studies Section | Best Article Award for Horacio N. Roque Ramírez's essay "'¡Mira, Yo Soy Boricua y Estoy Aquí!': Rafa Negrón's Pan Dulce and the Queer Sonic Latinaje of San Francisco." CENTRO Journal Spring 2007 (vol. 19, no. 1).
  4. 2009—23rd Annual New York Book Show | First Place, Business Series, Scholarly & Professional, CENTRO Journal Spring 2009 (vol. 21, no. 1).
  5. 2009—American Graphic Design Award | Best InHouse Design (Cover and Overall Publication),
    CENTRO Journal Fall 2008 (vol. 20, no. 2).
  6. 2008—American Graphic Design Award | Best Inhouse Design (Cover & Overall Publication),
    CENTRO Journal Spring 2007 (vol. 19, no. 1).
  7. 2007—21st Annual New York Book Show | First Place, Elementary Series, School Publishing,
    CENTRO Journal Spring 2007 (vol. 19, no. 1).
  8. 2007—21st Annual New York Book Show | First Place, Ancilliary Series,
    CENTRO Journal Spring 2007 (vol. 19, no. 1).
  9. 2007—21st Annual New York Book Show | Second Place, Ancilliary Series,
    CENTRO Journal Fall 2007 (vol. 19, no. 2).
  10. 2007—American Graphic Design Award | Best Inhouse Design (Cover & Overall Publication)
    CENTRO Journal Fall 2006 (vol. 18, no. 2).
  11. 2007—American Graphic Design Award | Best Inhouse Design (Cover & Overall Publication),
    CENTRO Journal Spring 2006 (vol. 18, no. 1).
  12. 2004—American Graphic Design Award | Best Inhouse Design (Cover & Overall Publication),
    CENTRO Journal, Fall 2003 (vol. 15, no. 2).

Past and out-of-print issues of CENTRO Journal are available free of charge (as PDF files) for reading, printing and downloading. Current and issues of the journal that are still in print—and for whom there is no active link—are available for sale. All CENTRO Journal articles are copyrighted ©. You are welcome to read, download and print material for your personal use. For any other use please contact us at centro-journal@hunter.cuny.edu.