The Fifth Biennial 2014 Conference of the Dominican Studies Association “Making a Difference…”


Thursday, May 1 - Friday, May 2, 2014

Presented by:

Naugatuck Valley Community College,

the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI),

the Office of Community Relations, Hostos Community College &

the Latino Artist Round Table (LART)

To be held at:

Naugatuck Valley Community College
Playbox Theater
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Seating is limited and people must register using the online registration page or  by calling (212) 650-7496.

• Online Registration (Open)

Conference Program (PDF)

Call for Papers (PDF) (Closed)

The fifth biennial interdisciplinary conference of the Dominican Studies Association (DSA) welcomes the submission of papers in any disciplinary area focusing on Dominican studies. The conference seeks to explore the multiple narratives of documenting the life experiences of the Dominican people in the United States. The conference welcomes papers that document new knowledge about Dominicans. For example, papers that explore the increased participation of Dominicans in institutional and grassroots politics in the U.S, offer comparative perspectives of Dominicans with other groups, highlight women's work in the making of the Dominican Community, examine the impact of second and third generations in U.S. society, study the Dominican literary production in Spanish in the U.S., issues of transnationalism, examine immigrants and/or second generation Dominicans in education, or contribute to the field of queer Dominican Studies. Presentations will be accepted in English or Spanish. Presen-tations in Spanish must be accompanied by a one-page summary in English of no more than 800 words to be made available during the conference.


A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted price at
Hampton Inn Waterbury (777 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT 06708, 866-539-0036)
the official hotel of the conference.

Registration for Biennial Conference & Membership
Rates for the DSA:

$10 - undergraduate students & community scholars                 
$25 - graduate students           
$50 - faculty                                                                                         
$50 - administrators & professionals

Registration and membership dues provide travel stipends for students and community scholars who want to attend the conference but are unable to cover their expenses.   
Payment may be made using the online payment processor in the registration page or by check or money order payable to: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute.
Please write "Dominican Studies Association registration fee" in the check's memorandum section.

Mail payment to:
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
The City College of New York
160 Convent Avenue, NAC 4/107
New York, NY 10031