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We are soliciting manuscripts in English or Spanish for a special issue on queer Puerto Rican sexualities. We welcome articles, essays, interviews, oral histories, ethnographic studies, and other written and visual documentation related to Puerto Rican sexualities in both Puerto Rico and the...
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This special issue of CENTRO Journal aims to engage with bomba as a living tradition that is simultaneously music and dance, culture and cultural product, political tool, and more. We invite essays that study bomba through a variety of methodological approaches. View Bomba Call for Papers...
The Fall 2016 issue of CENTRO Journal is now available. This issue’s title is “Puerto Rican Chicago Revisited” Visit the Centro bookstore to order your copy today.
CENTRO: The Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies is the leading peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated entirely to the field of Puerto Rican Studies. The Fall 2015 issue keeps with the journal's interdisciplinary and bilingual tradition by offering a diverse range of articles from some...
Centro is presenting an exhibition of the work and ephemera of Jorge Luis Rodriguez as part of the series ARtCHIVES: Method and Documentation . Please join us from 10 AM-5 PM at the Silberman School of Social Work (2180 Third Ave, corner of 119th), in the Centro Library & Archives (Rm. 120)...
A delegation of ten CUNY librarians and archivists, representing CUNY colleges, Centro and the Dominican Studies Institute spent a week in La Habana meeting with Cuban colleagues in leading positions and other cultural officials. This journey, a unique educational opportunity, came as a result of...
We are still inspired by the incredible turn out at Puerto Rico Puerto Ricans, Centro's first-ever diaspora summit that focused on the stateside impacts of the island's current crisis. https://centroprdev.hunter.cuny.edu/pr_summit
Recently released Census data reveal the current socioeconomic conditions of New Jersey Puerto Ricans. In 2014, New Jersey was the third statewith most Puerto Ricans in the United States, behind the Puerto Rican population in Florida and New York. In 2014, the Puerto Rican population in New Jersey...
After two data briefs exploring the million-Puerto Rican milestone in Florida, Centro shines a spotlight on New York.. In 2014, New York was the state with the most Puerto Ricans in the United States; but for the first time in history, Florida joins New York as the only other state with more than...
It’s official: One million Puerto Ricans in Florida! And the South keeps growing. According to the American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2014 released on September 17, 2015, Florida became the second state behind New York to exceed a population of one million Puerto Ricans; a landmark in Puerto...
Puerto Rico's Declining Population Focus of Centro Data Sheet With fewer babies being born in Puerto Rico, the island is seeing a drop in its overall population, according to a new data sheet published by Centro. This population trend is compounded when combined with vigorous emigration that...
The Puerto Rican population in the United States continues to grow in the new millennium. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, between 2000 and 2010, the number of Puerto Ricans in the United States grew by more than 35 percent, from 3.4 million to 4.6 million. This rate of growth is nearly four...
This study is based on an adaptation of the Human Development Index, which allows us to disaggregate distinct racial and ethnic groups within the United States population. It reveals that Puerto Ricans ranked higher than Hispanics in general for 2010 but lagged behind the United States population...
Enrollment disparity in college or graduate school between Puerto Ricans and Latinos compared to whites is about 10 percentage points lower in the United States and New York State according to Centro’s new Education Research Brief by Dr. Luis O. Reyes and Anna Rosofsky. Their research is based on U...
Historically, the levels of political involvement for the Puerto Rican population in the United States have been lower than for the population as a whole and relative to nonHispanic whites in particular. Results from two large surveys from the 2000s, the Latino National Survey (2006) and the U.S...