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New dimensions of Julia De Burgos were reflected on, explored and shared last week in the presentation of the book Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon , by Vanessa Pérez Rosario at Centro. The evening opened with an introduction of the panelists by Oscar Montero, professor...
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...