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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute

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  Spotlight-thumb  Dominican Blue Book

    The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is pleased to announce the launching
    of the Dominican Blue Book, a series of online profiles celebrating the accomplishments
    of all the generations of Dominican students who have graduated from CUNY.
    Click here for more info!

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The Intellectual Legacy Gala    Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala

    Please Save The Date:
    Saturday, December 6th, 2014
    The Great Hall at The City College of New York
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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute

Founded in 1992 and housed at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY DSI) is the nation's first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world. CUNY DSI's mission is to produce and disseminate research and scholarship about Dominicans, and about the Dominican Republic. CUNY DSI is the locus for a community of scholars, including doctoral fellows, in the field of Dominican Studies and sponsors multidisciplinary research projects.

The Institute houses the Dominican Archives and the Dominican Library, the first and only institutions in the United States collecting primary and secondary source material about people of Dominican descent. In 2010, the Institute opened its Archives and Library facility to art exhibitions, thus becoming the first exhibit space in New York City devoted exclusively to work by and about people of Dominican descent.  The Institute organizes lectures, conferences, and exhibitions that are open to the public.

The Institute is headed by renowned sociologist and public intellectual Ramona Hernández, Ph.D., author of pioneering texts in the areas of migration, labor, and Dominican studies. She is a trustee of the Sociological Initiatives Foundation.