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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute



    We are proud to announce that the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
    (CUNY DSI) has been awarded a Latino Americans: 500 Years of History  
    grant. In collaboration with the national initiative, Latino Americans: 500 Years of
    History, CUNY DSI has organized a series of events to honor and recognize
   Dominican WWII veterans through an exhibit, a scholarly panel, and the
   screening of two episodes of the documentary Latino Americans.




Random stack of Dominican books  NSA DOMINICAN STUDIES FELLOWSHIP

   The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) is pleased to announce the 2016 
   National Supermarket Association (NSA) Dominican Studies Fellowship for doctoral 
   students and faculty. Applications are due by March 1st, 2016 by 5 PM. The fellowship
   seeks to encourage doctoral students and faculty researchers to make innovative
   strides in Dominican Studies and to take advantage of the unique resources of the
   CUNY DSI Archives and Library collections by conducting research at CUNY DSI's
   premises. The CUNY DSI will award two fellowships of $5,000 each to two applicants. 

Juan Pablo Duarte Book image   


    It is the first bilingual (Spanish and English) book containing the writings 
    of Juan Pablo Duarte, the founding father of the Dominican Republic. With 
    this selection we seek to expose part of Duarte's thought as he expressed 
    it at key moments in his life. It is now available for purchase online on Createspace and 




  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.




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. 


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