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Announcing the new CENTRO Press & Our First Book

New York City, NY (May 14, 2024) – The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) at Hunter College has announced the relaunch of its Press and will be publishing the … Continued

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Announcing the Summer Fellows for the Diasporican Archives Chapbook Series

CENTRO and Lost and Found: The CUNY Poetics Initiative proudly announce the fellows from the CUNY Graduate Center selected for the inaugural year of the Diasporican Archives Summer Fellowship: Krystina … Continued

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A statement from CENTRO on OMB's Revisions to capturing race and ethnicity

On March 28th, 2024, Dr. Karin Orvis, Chief Statistician of the United States, announced on behalf of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) via the White House Briefing Room … Continued

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CENTRO Announces Spring 2024 Artist in Residence: César Abreu

CENTRO has announced César Abreu as the Spring 2024 Artist in Residence. Abreu, a versatile artist known for his work in dance and film, will embark on a groundbreaking project … Continued

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CENTRO Announces 5 Year Research Initiative and Fellowship Program

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) at Hunter College has announced a transformative 5-year research initiative launching in fall 2024 titled: “Rooted + Relational” and led by CENTRO Directora, … Continued

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CENTRO Announces New Exhibition, The Fires: Hoboken 1978–1982

CENTRO has announced the opening of the exhibition, The Fires: Hoboken 1978–1982 in partnership with the Hoboken Historical Museum, Diaspora Solidarities Lab, and New Jersey Council for the Humanities from … Continued

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In Memory of Former CENTRO Interim Director Dr. Gabriel Haslip-Viera

The CENTRO team is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Professor and former CENTRO Interim Director, Dr. Gabriel Haslip-Viera. Gabriel’s contributions as a professor and former chair at … Continued

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CENTRO Wins Two Emmys for CUNY TV Series

CENTRO, the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, received two New York Emmy Awards October 28 for “Puerto Rican Voices,” an investigative series about colonialism in Puerto Rico … Continued

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CENTRO Announces Fall 2023 Resident Artist

We are thrilled to welcome Gabriel Bouche Caro as our new artist in residence! Born in Puerto Rico and now based in the vibrant hub of New York City, Gabriel … Continued

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CENTRO Announces Free Community Archiving Event for Puerto Rican Heritage Month

CENTRO will share resources with local communities to demystify the process of archiving personal materials and highlight the importance of preserving our shared experiences. New York, NY – The Center … Continued

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CENTRO and Princeton launch Second Group of Mellon Bridging the Divides Fellows

Study Group convenes an interdisciplinary hub of researchers to imagine Post-Disaster Futures for Puerto Rico and its Diaspora The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, in partnership with … Continued

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Ida y Vuelta Extension

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) in collaboration with Hunter East Harlem Gallery is thrilled to announce the extension of the thought-provoking exhibition, Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la … Continued

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A message from Directora Yomaira Figueroa-Vásquez

This fall, I begin my term as the eighth Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO). As the first Afro-Puertoriqueña to lead this storied institution in its 50-year … Continued

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A final message from Directora Yarimar Bonilla

Two years ago, when President Jennifer J. Raab asked me to take on the leadership role at CENTRO, I was taken aback. I was content teaching my classes at Hunter … Continued

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Dr. Yomaira Figueroa Appointed Next Directora of CENTRO

Image by CENTRO communications team The entire team at CENTRO is pleased to share that award-winning writer and scholar, Dr. Yomaira Figueroa, has been appointed the next Director of the … Continued

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CENTRO receives $20 Million in Capital Funding From Governor Hochul

We are thrilled to share that New York Governor Kathy Hochul has announced an allocation of $20 million in capital funding for CENTRO! Capital funds can only be used for … Continued

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CENTRO RELEASES FULL SCHEDULE FOR BAD BUNNY SYMPOSIUM

The symposium is hosted by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at the Silberman School for Social Work in El Barrio from May 12th to 13th. The Center for Puerto … Continued

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CENTRO Receives Funding From Governor Hochul

These funds will provide tools to continue developing programs that will impact the preservation and accessibility to our history and cultural contributions. Governor Kathy Hochul announced on Friday March 10, … Continued

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CENTRO Accepting Applications for New Study Group on Post Disaster Futures with Bridging the Divides

The new study group seeks to study post disasters and the collective future in the context of Puerto Rico. Applications are due May 22, 2023. The Center for Puerto Rican Studies … Continued

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CENTRO Announces Ida y Vuelta: Experiencias de la migración en el arte puertorriqueño contemporáneo at Hunter East Harlem Gallery this Spring

The exhibit will be on view from March 30, 2023 to September 30, 2023 (New York, NY – March 14, 2023) The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) in partnership … Continued

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Meet the Artists of Ida y Vuelta

  Adál (Utuado, 1948 – San Juan, 2020)An artist of great recognition in media such as photography, performance, and installation. He studied at the Art Center College of Design (1971-1973), … Continued

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CENTRO names Leenda Bonilla as Spring 2023 Artistic Research Resident Fellow on Feminism

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO), has named Leenda Bonilla the Spring 2023 Artistic Research Resident Fellow with a focus on an art project exploring themes … Continued

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CENTRO joins Proyecto de Literatura de Puerto Rico as a partner

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) is excited to announce a partnership with Arte Público Press at the University of Houston for el Proyecto de Literatura Puertorriqueña. CENTRO will … Continued

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CENTRO Partners with Lincoln Center on "Legacies of San Juan Hill" Digital Hub

Collaboration between CENTRO and Lincoln Center, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture The project is one piece of an ongoing commitment to confront injustices in its founding history … Continued

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The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO) celebrates 50th anniversary

The celebration includes a new webpage dedicated to highlighting its impact over the last 50 years, multiple public events, and a campaign to raise over $5 million.

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Jacoub Reyes named Artist in Residence for MAC en El Barrio for Summer 2023

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO), in partnership with Museo de Arte Contemporáneo has named Jacoub Reyes as the winner of the Artistic Research Residency Program … Continued

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CENTRO joined Latinx Arts Consortium of New York 

CENTRO is pleased to announce that it has joined the Latinx Arts Consortium of New York (LxNY) and will be in company with some of the most recognizable Latinx organizations … Continued

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CENTRO receives federal funding to develop Learning and Creative Hub in El Barrio

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) at Hunter College (CUNY) has received $792,000 in federal funding as part of a $1.7 trillion omnibus bill signed into law by President Biden last … Continued

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Winner Announced for the Fall HITN Scholarship 

CENTRO and the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network, Inc. (HITN) have selected Joseph Torres as the recipient of the scholarship for the Fall CENTRO Internship Program. Torres is a participant … Continued

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CENTRO has Named the Artistic Research Residency Fellow

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College (CENTRO), in partnership with Ponce Bank, has named Dennis Flores as the winner of the Artistic Research Residency Program.  Flore’s proposal … Continued

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CENTRO and Whitney Museum Announce Partnership

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) is proud to announce the signing of a partnership agreement with the Whitney Museum of American Art in support of the upcoming exhibition, … Continued

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CENTRO Welcomes the Smithsonian

On Friday, October 21st, 2022, Diana Boss Bastides, Nilda Lopez, Alice Fabela, and Katrina Gallegosthe of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Program visited the CENTRO Library and Archives. During the … Continued

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CENTRO Directora Testifies Before Congress

On Tuesday, November 15th, 2022, our Directora Dr. Yarimar Bonilla testified before Congress during a hearing titled “Persistent Poverty in America: Addressing Chronic Disinvestment in Colonias, the Southern Black Belt, … Continued

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CENTRO Premieres Docuseries “Puerto Rican Voices” Season Five

Produced by Juan Carlos Dávila, the investigative series debuts November 2 with episodes on energy, environment, displacement, economic precarity, and impact of natural disasters On Wednesday, November 2, The Center … Continued

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CENTRO Receives Award From NHPRC

CENTRO receives an award from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to update online learning The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) at Hunter College has received a $150,000 … Continued

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CENTRO Selects Inaugural Group of Mellon Bridging the Divides Fellows

Scholarly group brings together academics, journalists and artists to study issues confronting Puerto Rico and its diaspora throughout the United States The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, … Continued

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New Initiative: Diasporican Art in Motion

The Arts and Culture unit creates new initiative: Diasporican Art in Motion (DAM) The Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) is the only research institution nationwide exclusively devoted to documenting … Continued

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“Retro-Futurism” A Closer Look at CENTRO’s Brand Refresh

You may have noticed that this past year CENTRO underwent a massive makeover.⚒️ With the help of our friends at Tembol and Nuno Studio, we refreshed our brand with a … Continued

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[un] learning: art and creative pedagogies 2nd Conference on Art, Research and Multidisciplinary Creation

Join us on Thursday, June 16th at 4 PM and Friday, June 17th through Saturday, June 18th starting at 11 AM EST for Jornadas Educativas – 2nd Conference on Art, Research, and Multidisciplinary Creation. In this … Continued

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New Faces at Centro: Interns & Volunteers

We are proud to introduce CENTRO’s Spring/Summer 2022 interns! Our interns are undergraduate and graduate students from Hunter College and are interested in research, policy, media, education, and outreach. They … Continued

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An Invitation to Unlearn by MAPR and CENTRO

The Museum of Art of Puerto Rico and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College are collaborating on a second edition of the conference for art, research, and … Continued

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Centro’s Spring 2022 Research Fellows

Introducing Centro’s Spring 2022 Research Fellows! Erika Davis, Tabatha Cruz, and Gabriela Aoun were selected from a vast group of applicants and are all working with Centro Research Director, Jennifer … Continued

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Censo de Escuelas Training Day!

On March 17th 2022, Centro’s Data Hub Research Director, Jennifer Hinojosa and Research Assistant Jorge Soldevila-Irizarry led a training session for 17 surveyors.  The training took place in Centro de … Continued

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CENTRO Initiates Artistic Residencies Program

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies begins 2022 with the announcement of its first Artistic Residencies Program. With the goal of promoting artistic research, focusing on the Puerto Rican Diaspora … Continued

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Center for Puerto Rican Studies Receives $1.2 Million from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Hunter College a grant of $1,238,000 to support scholarly groups at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (Centro) that will bring together academics, … Continued

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Testimony from "Civil Rights Implications of Disaster Relief: Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico"

On December 10th, 2021, Centro Directora, Yarimar Bonilla, and Centro Director of Research, Jennifer Hinojosa spoke at the panel presented by the United States Commission on Civil Rights on the … Continued

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Centro Staff Visits Museo Del Barrio’s En Foco Exhibition

Last Wednesday, December 8, 2020, CENTRO employees and researchers had the opportunity to visit the most recent exhibition at el Museo del Barrio: En Foco: The New York Puerto Rican … Continued

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Advanced Screening of West Side Story

On December 6th, 2022, Centro was able to host a free advanced screening of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story for our friends and members of the community. Over 200 people … Continued

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Rita Moreno Visits Centro Library & Archives

On November 29th, 2021, Centro’s Library and Archives at the Silberman School of Social Work in Harlem was visited by the one and only actress, Rita Moreno, and screenwriter, Tony … Continued

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Giving Tuesday

Next Tuesday, November 29th, 2021, Centro will be participating in #GivingTuesday. We have been beyond grateful to have so many people participate, attend, and tune in to our events in … Continued

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CENTRO and FLMM Sign Collaboration Agreement

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, an institution dedicated to researching and documenting the experience and contributions of Puerto Ricans in the diaspora, houses -among other things- … Continued