Corruption continues to shape Puerto Rico’s contemporary history and is arguably a central element of today’s global capitalism. From the debt crisis and its undemocratic restructuring process; the fatal mishandling of post-Maria recovery efforts; to the chaotic management of the COVID-19 pandemic, corruption practices and discourses have been at the core of these contemporary conflicts. Despite its centrality in Puerto Rican politics and popular struggles, critical studies on corruption have been too sporadic to generate the sustained conversations it deserves. This call for papers seeks manuscripts that critically evaluate corruption and associated struggles in Puerto Rico.
Jose Atiles (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Gustavo García (Center for Social Studies-
Portugal and University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras), Joaquín Villanueva (Gustavus Adolphus College)
The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) seeks original research manuscripts for their consideration for publication in CENTRO Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, a peer-reviewed publication.