"City on City: New York" with Ramona Hernandez
Mon, Apr 08
6:00 PM — 8:00 PM
7th floorCemter for Worker Education25 Broadway, Manhattan
“Dominant Social Thinking in the Dominican Republic and the U.S. During the Ellis Island Years.”Ramona Hernández is Director of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, Professor of Sociology at the City College of New York and Doctoral Faculty at the Graduate Center of CUNY. Her research and publication interests include the mobility of workers from Latin America and the Caribbean, the socioeconomic conditions of Dominicans in the diaspora, particularly in the United States, and the restructuring of the world economy and its effects on the working and poor people. Dr. Hernández’s publications include, among others, The Mobility of Labor Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States (published by Columbia University Press, 2002), winner of Outstanding Academic Title by Choice in 2003. Dominican Americans (published by Greenwood Press, 1998 and co-authored with Silvio Torres Saillant); Co-editor (With Silvio Torres Saillant) of Desde la orilla:Hacia una nacionalidad sin desalojos (Editorial La Trintaria. 2004); (with Maria Elizabeth Rodriguez) Building Strategic Partnership for Development: The Dominican Republic and New York (Editorial Corripio, 2004). Dr. Hernández is also the author of “Dominicans and the National Latino/a Academic of Arts and Sciences” in Harvard Latino Law Review (Spring, Vol. 14); a 70- page monograph “Dominican Immigrants” in Multicultural America. An Encyclopedia of the Newest Americans edited by Ronald H. Bayor, (Greenwood Press 2011, co-authored with Anthony Stevens). She is the author of “The Dominican American Family” in Ethnic Families in America: Patterns and Variations, edited by Roosevelt Wright (Prentice Hall, 2011). Dr. Hernandez is currently working on a book about Dominicans who came to the U.S. through Ellis Island between 1892 to 1924.