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The Center for Puerto Rican Studies is pleased to announce available opportunities that range from fellowships for doctoral students to new job postings at Centro. Call for Applications: Fellowship for Doctoral Students The Center for Puerto Rican Studies and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute...
Centro, Hunter College and CUNY have lost a dear friend and supporter with the passing of Juan Flores. In 1975, shortly after the creation of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Juan became its Research Director of Cultural Studies. Having worked with Centro Director Frank Bonilla while in the...
On Thursday, November 20th, poet and scholar Tomás Urayoán-Noel presented his book In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam (University of Iowa Press, 2014) at Hunter College, the first scholarly book published specifically about Nuyorican poetry. Prof. Arnaldo Cruz-Malavé...
On Saturday, November 8, Centro Director Dr. Edwin Meléndez concluded the Millenium Book Tour at the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe in San Juan. The tour, in support of the Centro Publication Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium , included stops in New York,...
Last week Centro’s special event Raíz de Bomba y Plena shook the walls of the auditorium at the Silberman School of Social Work in El Barrio. Jorge Arce’s artistic skills led participants on a journey into the origins of bomba and plena to its current practices as demonstrated in his interactive...
By Madonna Hernandez PLAYING WITH FIRE: Political Interventions, Dissident Acts, and Mischievous Actions is currently on display until January 3rd 2015 at El Museo del Barrio. Curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez, the exhibition highlights the art work “that confronts the status quo with a wide range...
Puerto Rican Heritage Month Sale at Centro Store The Centro Store is having a 30% off sale on all of our merchandise, which includes books, artwork, DVDs, educational posters and academic journals. Also, when you spend $30, you get a free gift! You can choose between The State of Puerto Ricans 2013...
On October 22nd, Centro presented our Oral History Project to members of the community at Hunter College. Centro’s director, Edwin Meléndez, gave a brief introduction about the project while interviewers presented preliminary findings as they shared some clips from some of the over 70 interviews...
This past Saturday, October 18th The Loisaida Center celebrated a family day (#elminifest) and Centro was there. Local Loisaida families, together with families from across town including El Barrio and Brooklyn, spent a marvelous day of music, dance, readings and play at their renovated facilities...
Centro was recently awarded a $14k grant in order to process two collections from a pair of trailblazing Puerto Rican women: Olga Méndez and Elba Cabrera. Each of them aimed to ignite change within the political, social and cultural spheres. The award is a Documentary Heritage Program grant from...
The next issue of Centro Voices is packed with five stories you will not want to miss. The famed reporter is the inimitable David Gonzalez, the well-known New York Times reporter and photojournalist. The object of the mom’s quest is culturally relevant children’s books. The short story is by Pura...
Among government office holders, Puerto Ricans are often represented in close proportion to their numbers as a percent of the voting age population in locations of long standing settlement. Yet given that a lower percent of the Puerto Rican population (along with other Hispanics) than non-Hispanic...
Last Thursday, Centro opened its doors to Hunter students and it was a success. The west building cafeteria floor became crowded and alive with students rushing up and down the halls several times throughout the period of late morning to early afternoon. Most of the Centro staff was there, willing...
The Chicago Puerto Rican experience will be the subject of a special issue of CENTRO Journal in 2015, and the Chicago-based guest editors are calling for academic papers on current housing, political, educational and other social issues of the city. “The Chicago Puerto Rican experience represents a...
A book tour promoting Centro’s newest research publication, Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium , will kick off with events in New York, Massachusetts and Puerto Rico, where Centro Director Edwin Meléndez will discuss the volume, primarily comprised of research conducted by Centro staff...