Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Centro Library and Archives
Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue/119th Street, NYC
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies invites you to a research seminar showcasing current research by Centro Research Associates and a Centro-based IUPLR Mellon Foundation Fellow in the areas of history, education, health and musicology.
The Centro Research Unit is dedicated to the production of knowledge based on investigations and research programs for the study of critical conditions that affect Puerto Rican communities in the United States. This Research Seminar is an opportunity to highlight Centro current research programs and disseminate resulting findings.
Moderator: Carlos Vargas Ramo
The evening’s presentations:
Puerto Rican Contemporary Art as History: Transfigurations of a history of the present, Carlos Rivera Santana
What Keeps Puerto Rican Teachers in the Profession, Elizabeth Taveras Rivera
Quality of Life of Island-based Puerto Rican with Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke and Diabetes, Leonell Torres Pagán
IUPLR Mellon Foundation Fellow
Life and Death of Mambo: Community and Consumption in New York’s Salsa Dance Scene, Carmela Muzio Dormani,CUNY-Graduate Center.
When the South Bronx Led the Way: Evelina Antonetty and New York City's First Bilingual School, Lauran Kaplan (CUNY-Graduate Center):
The IUPLR Mellon Fellows program is a fellowship that seeks to foster, mentor, and professionalize a national cohort of Humanities doctoral students focusing on Latino Studies. Centro is a constituent member of the Inter-University Program for Latino Research and, in that capacity, hosts a number of IUPLR Mellon Fellows every year as part of their professional development.