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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.




   The opening reception for the LASA Haiti-Dominican Republic Section
   will take place on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in the CUNY Dominican 
   Studies Institute Archives and Library. The reception will feature different 
   speakers like Dr. Ramona Hernández Director, CUNY Dominican Studies
   Institute & Professor of Sociology
, The City College of New York; Dr. Kiran
  Jayaram and Dr. April Mayes, co-chairs of LASA Haiti-DR Section; a
  celebration of Franklin Franco’s book
 Blacks, Mulattos, and the Dominican
                                                                     Nation, Routledge Press; and much more!



     Juan Pablo Duarte: The Humanist / Juan Pablo Duarte: El humanista is a pioneering
     book. It is the first bilingual (Spanish and English) book containing the writings of Juan
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.




  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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North Academic Center, Room 4/107
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031

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