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Centro is requesting letters of interest and qualifications (CV) from researchers with experience in conducting oral histories of individuals and organizations in Puerto Rican communities located outside the New York metropolitan area. There are also positions for professors and graduate students...
The Center for Puerto Ricans Studies (Centro) and the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) seeks research proposals on the changing status of Puerto Ricans and Dominicans living in New York. This research should focus on the interactions between these two Latino communities and their...
The “lost” literature of early Puerto Rican migrants to New York gets to shine in the contemporary spotlight through six insightful essays in the newly released CENTRO Journal , Spring 2014 edition. The Journal features the themed literary section “Puerto Rican Literature of the Continent Recovered...
The first chapter of a historical novel about a 19th century feminist and freedom fighter set against the backdrop of the struggle for Puerto Rican liberation ; a memoir about the forgotten history of an old Miami neighborhood; a discussion about whether the Puerto Rican brain drain is fact or...
This fall the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) is relaunching Voices as an online magazine covering the current affairs, history, arts and culture of Puerto Ricans throughout the nation. “For the first time in history, there are more Puerto Ricans on the mainland than on the island,” said...
Over the last decade, with a combination of emigration and mainland U.S. births, the Puerto Rican population living in the United States outnumbers that on the island. There has been a concomitant change in population distribution, with Puerto Ricans dispersing across state lines. According to the...
Three of the newest collections at the Centro Archives that are now open to the public for viewing are those of Robert García, the former congressman of the Bronx; Carlos Ortiz, a photographer and filmmaker who documented the Bronx and Latin jazz; and Ray Ramos, a composer, sonero, performer and...
About 100 guests, including scholars, elected officials, artists and community leaders attended the Puerto Rican Creativeness for Social Change and Economic Development forum on June 5 at the Silberman School of Social Work in East Harlem. Centro, the Puerto Rican Federal Affairs Administration...
A Centro contingent of researchers traveled to Mexico for the 39th annual conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), an independent professional organization devoted to the promotion of Caribbean studies from a multidisciplinary, multicultural point of view. Centro researchers focused...
The legendary and beloved 65th, fondly known as the Borinqueneers, are a presidential signature away from the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award Congress can bestow, to the U.S. Army 65th Infantry Regiment. Centro researcher and military historian Harry Franqui-Rivera noted that...