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My work as an educational policy researcher is founded on my experiences as a bilingual and special education teacher, working in New York City’s public schools. I use my practical knowledge to...Read more
Omar Ruiz Vega is from Aguada, Puerto Rico. He has a PhD in musicology from the University of Cologne and a master’s degree from the Humboldt University in Berlin. He is fluent in Spanish, English,...Read more
Carlos Rivera Santana is a recently hired research associate at Centro looking at Puerto Rican contemporary art from a postcolonial and critical cultural studies perspective. He holds a research...Read more
Edwin Meléndez is a Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College and the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. He has conducted considerable research in the areas of Puerto...Read more
Researcher, Ph.D., Luis O. Reyes was appointed as a Research Associate at the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY, in 2010. He serves as Centro’s Director of Education. Dr. Reyes...Read more
Carlos Vargas-Ramos is the Center for Puerto Rican Studies’ Director for Public Policy, External and Media Relations, and Development. As social scientist, he has worked on the impact of migration on...Read more