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New York, NY, August 23, 2021 Yarimar Bonilla, the Acting Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO), announced today the appointment of Angel Antonio Ruiz-Laboy as Associate Director of Arts and Culture. Ruiz-Laboy will be the first person to hold the newly created...
Changes in population will have direct consequences for legislative reapportionment and redistricting and Hispanic representation across the country. Analyses for Connecticut and Florida show how Hispanic population growth has driven overall population growth in Florida and has compensated for the...
Centro’s, “Cucarachita Martina’s Musical Adventure,” to play at the 2021 Tribeca Festival The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College’s animated short will be screened, Sunday, June 13, 2021 NEW YORK, May 18, 2021 — The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College is proud to...
Dear friends and colleagues, I write you with mixed emotions. After extensive consideration, I have decided to step down as Director of the Center of Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) effective June 30, 2021. Apart from this, I have also requested a sabbatical leave for next academic year. I will...
The Fall 2020 issue of CENTRO Journal is now available. Special Issue: Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation Guest Editor: Edwin Meléndez Visit the Centro bookstore to order your copy today.
On September 28, 2020, the Black transfeminist collective, La Colectiva Feminista, summoned and organized the “¡Vivas nos queremos! — pa’ la tumba el patriarcado” march to end in front of La Fortaleza, the governor’s mansion, in Old San Juan, repeating their call to the Puerto Rican government to...
We are in the midst of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, and September tends to be the month with the most frequent and most destructive hurricanes. This week there have been five tropical cyclonic disturbances in the Atlantic, with hurricane Sally battering the Gulf of Mexico coast. The...
The Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Undergraduate Learning (CRiiAS) at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras has invited Centro researcher, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Ramos, to present and participate in its upcoming Conversaciones necesarias: Racismo, comunidad y activismo en Puerto Rico to...
Clark University and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) received a Knowledge Challenge grant for $224,000 from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation to study how local ecosystems drive entrepreneurial outcomes in Puerto Rico after recent disasters devastated the island. Professor Ramón...
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies’ (Centro) Puerto Rico Initiative began in 2015, shortly after three major credit agencies downgraded several bonds issued by Puerto Rico to “junk status,” thus ushering the Puerto Rican government-debt crisis. Centro’s main concern at that time was to brainstorm...