Research

Centro's research unit is an interdisciplinary hub that brings together students, scholars, and community partners to investigate urgent themes facing our communities. Over the past decades our scholars have produced benchmark publications that have transformed the field of Puerto Rican Studies and timely reports that have shaped national debate, most recently in regard to Puerto Rico's economic crisis, austerity politics, post-disaster migration and hurricane recovery.

Data Hub

Centro's Data Hub generates robust research and analysis using publicly available data, like the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal agencies to provide information to scholars, policy makers and the public in general. Our interactive reports use data visualization tools and web maps to illustrate major points and changes within the Puerto Rican population. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, the data hub has extended research priorities to the impacts of Hurricane(s) Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora, by disseminating research and policy briefs and other relevant information about the ongoing economic crisis and post-disaster recovery. Our Hub offers a unique opportunity to connect and collaborate with outside researchers on investigations, publications, and events.

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Ongoing Sponsored Research

Bridging the Divides

The Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is convening researchers, activists, journalists, artists, cultural workers, and the community at large to form study groups that can help bridge our divides, create bridges of understanding, and forge new theoretical foundations, policy recommendations, and conceptual and material pathways to reimagine Puerto Rico’s future. The first study group, to be convened in Summer 2022, will focus on the decolonization of Puerto Rico.

Do you have a data request? Submit your request by completing the following form:

Data Request Form

Please allow at least 3 - 5 business days for our data center to review and and respond to your request.