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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute




The CUNY DSI has received credit in various publications attesting to the success of our effort to serve the academic community.

1) Alvarez, López, Luis. Dieciséis conclusiones fundamentales sobre la anexión y la guerra de la restauración (1861-1865). Santo Domingo: Editorial Argos, 2005.

2) Alvarez, López, Luis. Estado y sociedad durante la dictadura de Trujillo. Santo Domingo: Editora Cole, 2001.

3) Azzari, Margherita and Leonardo Rombai. Eds. Amerigo Vespucci e i mercanti viaggiatori fiorentini del Cinquecento. Firenze, Italy: Firenze University Press, 2013.

4) Brennan, Denise. What’s Love Got to Do with It? : Transnational Desires and Sex Tourism in the Dominican Republic. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.

5) Candelario, Ginetta. “Dominican Studies Institute”. Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. Editors Suzanne Oboler and Deena J. González. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

6) Canino, María J. and Silvio Torres-Saillant. Eds. The Challenge of Public Higher Education in the Hispanic Caribbean. Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2004.

7) Cocco De Filippis, Daisy. Desde la diáspora/A Diaspora Position: Selección bilingüe de ensayos/A Bilingual Selection of Essays. New York: Alcance, 2003.

8) Cocco De Filippis, Daisy. Para que no se olviden: the lives of women in Dominican history, a selection. 1st edition.  New York: Ediciones Alcance, 2000.

9) Davis, Mike. “Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the US Big City”. New Left Review. No. 234 (March/April 1999): 3-43.

10) Diaz, Junot. Drown. First Edition. New York: Rverhead Books, 1997.

11) Gallin, Anne, Ruth Glasser, and Jocelyn Santana. Eds. Caribbean Connections: The Dominican Republic. Washington, D.C.: Teaching for Change, 2004.

12) Gray, Dulce María. High literacy and ethnic identity: Dominican American schooling in transition. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001.

13) Helmreich, Williams. The New York nobody knows: Walking 6,000 miles in the City. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

14) Hernández Vázquez, Francisco and Rodolfo D. Torres. Latina Thought: Culture, Politics, and Society. New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publisher Inc., 2003.

15) Hoffnung-Garskof, Jesse E. A tale of two cities: Santo Domingo and Nueva York after 1950. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010.

16) Howard, David. Coloring the Nation: Race and Ethnicity in the Dominican Republic. Oxford: Signal, 2001.

17) Itzigsohn, José and Carlos Dore-Cabral. “Competing Identites? Race, Ethnicity and Panethnicity among Dominicans in the United States”. Sociological Forum. Vol. 15, no. 2 (2000): 225-247.

18) Kaplan, Marion A. Dominican Haven: The Jewish Refugee Settlement in Sosúa, 1940-1945. 1st edition. New York: Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2008.

19) Kugel, Seth and Carolina González. Nueva York: The Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five Boroughs. 1st edition. Nueva York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2006.

20) López, Nancy. Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boy:  Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education. New York: Routledge, 2003.

21) Louie, Vivian. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain: The Costs and Rewards of Success in America. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2012.

22) Martínez- San Miguel, Yolanda. Caribe Two Ways: Cultura de la migración en el Caribe insular hispánico. San Juan, P.R.: Ediciones Callejón, 2003.

23) Méndez, Danny. Narratives of Migration and Displacement in Dominican Literature.1st Edition. Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature. Nueva York: Routledge, 2012.

24) Moya Pons, Frank. La otra historia dominicana. Santo Domingo: Libreia La Tinitaria, 2008.

25) Paulino, Edward. “Birth of an Archives”. New York Archives. Vol. 3, no. 3 (Winter 2004): 6-7.

26) Paulino, Edward. Dividing Hispaniola: The Dominican Republic's Border Campaign against Haiti, 1930-1961. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburg Press, 2016.

27) Pessar, Patricia. A Visa for a Dream: Dominicans in the United States. Boston, Mass.: Allyn and Bacon, 1995.

28) Pita, Marianne D. and Sharon Utakis. “Educational Policy for the Transnational Dominican Community”. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. Vol. 1, no. 4 (2002): 317-328.

29) Pon, Michael. The Strongbox. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform: 2015.

30) Reyes-Santos, Alaí. Our Caribbean Kin: Race and Nation in the Neoliberal Antilles. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2015.

31) Rivera, Carmen. To Catch the Lightning and the Downfall of Rafael Trujillo. South Gate, C.A.: NoPassport Press, 2015.

32) Rodríguez de León, Francisco. El furioso merengue del norte: Una historia de la comunidad dominicana en los Estados Unidos. New York: Editorial Sitel, 1998.

33) Rodríguez Guglielmoni, Linda M. and Miriam M. González Hernández. Eds. Enlaces: Transnacionalidad - el Caribe y su diáspora - lengua, literatura y cultura en los albores del siglo XXI : 7ma Conferencia Internacional de Escritoras y Críticos Literarios del Caribe. New York, N.Y.: Latino Press, 2000.

34) Rosario-Andújar, Julio.  “Felisberto Hernández y el pensamiento filosófico. Series: Wor(l)ds of Change: Latiin American and Iberian literature.” Vol 43. New York: Peter Lang, 1999.

35) Roth, Wendy. Race Migration: Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2012.

36) Santana, Jocelyn. Dominican Dream, American Reality. Nueva York: Jocelyn Santana, 2006.

37) Sellers, Julie A. Merengue and Dominican Identity: Music as National Unifier. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2004.

38) Snyder, Robert W. Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York City. Nueva York: Cornell University Press, 2014.

39) Suárez, Lucía M. The Tears of Hispaniola: Haitian and Dominican Diaspora Memory. Florida: University Press of Florida, 2006.

40) Sunshine, Catherine and Deborah Menkart, ed. Caribbean Connections: Moving North. Washington, D.C.: Network of Educators on the Americas, 1998.

41) Torres-Saillant, Silvio. An Intellectual History of the Caribbean. Series: New Directions in Latino American Cultures. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.

42) United Way of New York City. Neighborhood Profile. No. 5 Washington Heights/Inwood Manhattan Community Disctrict 12. New York: United Way of New York City, 1994.

43) Vega García, Susan A. “Latino Reference Resources”. Choice Vol. 40, no. 3 (November 2002): 399-408.

44) Wucker, Michele. Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola. New York: Hill and Wang, 1999.

45) Ybarra, Raul L., and Nancy López. Creating Alternative Discourses in the Education of Latinos and Latinas: A Reader. Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education (Book 253). New York: Peter Lang International Academic Publisher, 2004.


1) Acosta-Corniel, Lissette. “Towards a theory about Spanish women in sixteenth century Hispaniola: a research guide and case studies.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Albany: The University at Albany, Department of Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies, 2013.

2) Alvarez, Luis. “State, Politic and Society in the Dominican Republic (1930-1965).” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: New York University, 1995.

3) Aparicio, Ana Lucía. “Developing Politics in Quisqueya Heights: Local and National Trajectories of Dominican-American Organizing.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: City University of New York, 2004.

4) Boersen, Lisa. Bloed Weegt Meer Dan Water. “Etniciteit en partnerkeuze bij Dominicaanse meisjes in New York.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Amsterdam: University of Amsterdam, 2000.

5) Camacho-Gonsalves, Teresita. “Depressive Symptomatology among Dominicans: Links to Acculturative and Economic Stressors, Skin Tone, and Perceived Discrimination”. PhD. Dissertation. Durham: University of New Hampshire, 2002.

6) Candelario, Ginetta. “Situating Ambiguity: Dominican Identity Formations.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: City University of New York, 2000.

7) Frech, Alexandra. “Negocios & Accents. Identitätsfragen in der US-‚dominikanischen' Literatur 1990 bis 2005.” PhD. Dissertation. Vienna: Vienna University, 2008.

8) Gastón De Baez, Rosa. “Un análisis de los cuentos de Juan Bosch.” Ed.D. New York: Columbia University, Teachers College, 1998.

9) Guyton Acosta, Kiley Jeanelle. “Azúcar Negra: (Re)Envisioning Race, Representation, and Resistance in the Afrofeminista Imaginary”. Ph.D. Dissertation. New Mexico: University of New Mexico, 2013.

10) Hafford, Carol. “Between Sisters and Cousins: The Reproduction of Familial Interdependence across Dominican Migrant Households”. Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: Columbia University, 2003.

11) Hoffnung-Garskof, Jesse E. “'Nueba Yol': Migration and popular culture in Santo Domingo and New York, 1950-1992.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Princeton: Princeton University, 2002.

12) Lopez, Nancy. “Race-Gender Matters: Schooling among Second-Generation Dominicans, West Indians and Haitians in New York City.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: City University of New York, 1999.

13) Marte, Nelly E. “The experience of early parental separation due to piecemeal immigration to the United States among Dominicans.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: New York University, 2008. 

14) Paulino, Edward Ramon. “Birth of a Boundary: Blood, Cement, and Prejudice and the Making of the Dominican-Haitian Border, 1937--1961 (Rafael Trujillo).” Ph.D. Dissertation. Michigan: Michigan State University, 2001.

15) Perez, Angelica Maria. “Migration and Mental Health among Dominican Immigrants Living in New York City: A Comparison of Two Migration Mental Health Models.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: Fordham University, 1998.

16) Pita, Marianne D. “Reading Dominican Girls: The Experiences of Four Participants in Herstory, a Literature Discussion Group.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: New York University, 2000..

17) Santana, Jocelyn. “Americanization: A Dominican Immigrant's Autobiographical Study of Cultural and Linguistic Learning.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: New York University, 1999..

18) Sterling-Deer, Carolyn. “Liberating Silent Voices: Sociolinguistic Expressions of Identity in Dominican Female Second Language Learners' Online Communication.” Pennsylvania: Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2004.

19) Weyland, Karin. “Dominican Women ‘Con un pie aquí y el otro allá’”: International Migration, Class, Gender, and Cultural Change.” Ph.D. Dissertation. New York: New School for Social Research, 1999.

20) Manjon, Sonia. “The Experience of Immigration and Acculturation of Four Generations of Dominican Women in California.” Ph.D. Dissertation. San Francisco: California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), 2004.

21) Reis, Michele. “The Latin American Diaspora: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary International Relations.” Ph.D. Dissertation. St. Augustine: University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, 2009.


1) Boersen, Lisa. “Bloed Weegt Meer Dan Water: Etniciteit en Partnerkeuze Bij Dominicaanse Meisjes in New York.” Niet-Westerse Sociologie, Amsterdam, 2000.

2) Castillo, Julia. “Young Dominicans in New York City.” Teachers College, Columbia University, 1996.

3) Kengo Iwanaga”. La música popular de la República Dominicana: bachata, la música que ha cruzado los límites sociales y geográficos.” M.A. Thesis: University of Utsunomiya, Tokio, 2005. (Master’s Thesis in Japanese with a summary in Spanish).

4) Keyes, Jesse L. “Dominican Immigrants in Washington Heights: Facing Up to Deficient Housing through the Use of Government Subsidies.” Columbia University, 1999.

5) Lopez, Rafael. “A Profile of Dominican High School Students: Succeeding Against All Odds.” Lehman College, 1999.

6) Offer-Ohlsen, Kristin, C. I.  “Dominican Identity Reconsidered: Ethnicity and Beloging in an Inner-City High School, New York.” Hovedoppgave, University of Oslo, 2007.

7) Soldevilia, María Isabel. “Dominicans in the United States: A Journalist Account.” Columbia University, 2004.


1) Restler, Lincoln. “Intraregional Caribbean Migrations: Exchanges of People, Culture, and Ideas, the Case of Dominican Republic and Southern St. Martin.” Undergraduate Thesis: Brown University, 2006.

2) Rosaldo, Samuel Mario. “Hegemony in Political Debate: Race, Class and Nation in the 1994 and 1996 Presidential Elections in the Dominican Republic.” Honors Paper (BA), Harvard College, 1998.


1) ¡A golpe de güira y tambora! Taína TV Productions. Directed by Maxy Domingo Sosa. New York, 2000. Spanish. Color; 55 minutes. VHS.

2) Aguas limitadas/Limited Water. Directed by Armando Guareño. New York, 1999. Spanish narration with English subtitles. Color; 27 minutes. VHS.

3) My American Girls: A Dominican Journey. Film produced and directed by Aaron Matthews. New York, 2000. English (some Spanish with English subtitles). Color; 62 minutes. VHS.


1) Acuña, Rodolfo. Making of Chicana/o Studies: in the trenches of academe. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2010.

2) Barkan, Elliott Robert. Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration, Volume 1. Santa Barbara, C.A.: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

3) Buenker,  John D. and Lorman Ratner. Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005.

4) Center for Mexican American Studies. Noticias de CMAS. Austin: University of Texas, 1997.

5) Duranti, Liciana and Patricia C. Franks. Encyclopedia of Archival Science. New York: Rowman & Littlefiel, 2015.

6) Eisenstadt, Peter R., and Laura-Eve Moss. The Encyclopedia of New York State. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2005.

7) Gale Research Company. Research Centers Directory, volume 3. Detroit, MI.: Gale Research Co., 2010.

8) Gale Research Company. Research Centers Directory, Volume 4. Detroit, MI.: Gale Research Co., 2010.

9) Hall, G. K. Bibliographic Guide to Education. Columbia University. Teachers College. Library, New York Public Library. Research Libraries G. K. Hall., 2001.

10) Louie, Vivian. Keeping the Immigrant Bargain: The Costs and Rewards of Success in America. New York: Rusell Sage Foundation, 2012.

11) Murillo Jr., Enrique, G. Sofia Villenas, Ruth T. Galván, Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Corine Martínez, and Margarita Machado-Casas.  Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York: Taylor & Francis Group, 2009.

12) Remeseira, Claudio I.  Hispanic New York: A Sourcebook. New York: Columbia University Press, 2010.

13) Rosales, Francisco A. Dictionary of Latino Civil Rights History. Houston: Arte Público Press, 2006.

14) Stanton, Jeffrey M.  American Library Directory 2008-2009, 2 Vol. Set. 61st ed. Medford Township, NJ: Information Today, 2008.

15) Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M. and Mariela Páez. Latinos: Remaking America. California: University of California Press, 2002.