The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute has published a number of notable texts in the field of Dominican Studies, among them books, research monographs, working papers, and research briefs.
The Dominican Studies Research Monograph Series is available in print via subscription, individual copies, and bulk orders. Prices vary for print copies depending on the piece and the number of copies ordered. Many of the studies are also available for download in PDF format on our website, free of charge.
Prof. Sarah Aponte
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Restoring Housing Security and Stability in New York City Neighborhoods:
Recommendations to Stop the Displacement of Dominicans and Other Working-Class Groups in
Washington Heights and Inwood
Rising Housing Costs in Washington Heights/Inwood and the Declining Presence of Dominicans
January 2018. 29pp (Please be advised that some data has been updated from the version published previously in January, 2018)
This brief represents part one of a two-part study the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is undertaking on the state of affordable housing in the Washington Heights/Inwood sector of New York City, historically a predominantly Dominican neighborhood.
Hernández, Ramona, Sarah Marrara and Utku Sezgin
Research Brief No.1: Notes on People of Dominican Ancestry in Canada
December 2016. 10pp
This research brief offers a brief profile of the Latino population in Canada, with a particular focus on Dominicans, in an attempt to develop wider interest and more scholarly research on the subject.
Stevens-Acevedo, Anthony, Tom Weterings and Leonor Álvarez Francés
Juan Luis Guerra and the Merengue: Toward a New Dominican National Identity
This research monograph offers a brief historical account about the development of merengue in the Dominican Republic from the late 1800’s to the present.
Introduction to Dominican Blackness
This study is a reflection on the complexity of racial thinking and racial discourse in Dominican society.
Hernández, Ramona and Pedro Ortega
Estudio comparativo sobre la vida cotidiana de la población de descendencia dominicana residente en los condados del Bronx y Manhattan en la ciudad de New York
2010. (Page count will be finalized when formatted. This piece is not available as a bound volume.)
This study provides the first analysis of the findings from a survey of 636 persons of Dominican descent residing in Manhattan and the Bronx. The survey was conducted in collaboration with the Survey Research Unit of Baruch College. In the survey, heads of households were interviewed about everyday life issues. The study was released on December 1, 2010 at Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Hernández, Ramona, Lincoln Restler, and Greysi Peralta
Understanding Financial Behavior among Dominicans in New York City
2010. 59pp. (This piece is not available as a bound volume.)
The aim of the study was to enhance understanding of the fiscal habits and financial literacy of Dominicans in the New York City area and to produce data that can be used to compare the experiences of Dominicans with other Latino communities in the United States. In addition, this study seeks to inform policy makers and community leaders in designing approaches that will effectively address financial asset building and management within the Dominican community. The study relied on a survey conducted with 613 persons of Dominican descent.
Quisqueya on the Hudson: The Transnational Identity of Dominicans in Washington Heights
2008. 70pp. (Second edition with an updated and expanded introduction). (Information on First edition: Released in 1994. 54 pp.)
This field research study of ethnic identity, popular culture, and everyday life of the Dominican community of Washington Heights examines the social adaptation of Dominican immigrants to the host country.
'Never Forget Syphilis': Public Health, Modernity and Gender in the Discourse of Previsión Social during the Trujillato
This is an introduction to the study of public health during the dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina (1930-1961). The essay shows how the dictatorship sought to advance the regime's agenda of patriarchal modernity making women responsible for the health of the nation. The essay extensively cites issues of the periodical publication Previsión Social.
Soy, Rosie M. and Stefan Bosworth
Dominican Women across Three Generations: Educational Dreams, Goals and Hopes
This study explores the struggle of Dominican women to access formal education and the impact of such access in their lives and on their own perceptions of their experiences. The essay captures the voices of female members of three generations of Dominican immigrant families in New York City.
Hernández, Ramona and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo
Against All Odds: Dominican Students in Higher Education in New York
A joint publication with the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo, this study details the status of the Dominican student population in New York City drawing mostly on data from the 2000 U.S. Census and from the Office of Institutional Research of the City University of New York. CUNY is the largest public, urban university in the United States.
Hernández, Ramona and Francisco Rivera-Batiz
Dominicans in the United States: A Socioeconomic Profile, 2000
This study provides a statistical account of the situation of Dominicans living in the United States using the 1990 U.S. Census data.
Dominican Migration to the United States, 1970 - 1997: An Annotated Bibliography
This is an annotated listing of books, scholarly articles, and chapters on Dominican migration providing an important reference guide for the study of Dominican migration from the 1970s to 1997 (with a 1998 addendum).
Alvarez-López, Luis, Jean Weisman, Sherrie Baver, Ramona Hernández, & Nancy López
Dominican Studies: Resources and Research Questions
This collection of bibliographies, research reports, listings of resources, and discussions of research question, gathers the results of various projects sponsored by the Dominican Studies Institute.
Hernández, Ramona and Francisco Rivera-Batiz
Dominican New Yorkers: A Socioeconomic Profile, 1997
This study details the socioeconomic status of the Dominican population in New York City during the 1990s, drawing mostly on 1996 data provided by the U.S. Current Population Survey.
James, Norberto, ed.
Directory of Dominicanists
1997. 1998. 78pp.
This Directory provides a list of US-based scholars working on Dominican topics.
Hernández, Ramona, Francisco Rivera-Batiz, and Roberto Agodini
Dominican New Yorkers: A Socioeconomic Profile 1990
Published in collaboration with the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University, this is the first academic effort to provide a statistical account, using the 1980 and 1990 U.S. Census data, of the current situation of Dominicans living in New York.
Espaillat, Rhina P. and Sarah Aponte
Juan Pablo Duarte: The Humanist / Juan Pablo Duarte: El humanista
2015, 216pp. (Print copy available for purchase here)
This is the first bilingual (Spanish and English) book contaning the writings of Juan Pablo Duarte, the founding father of the Dominican Republic.
Sarah Aponte and Franklin Gutiérrez
Autores dominicanos de la diáspora: apuntes bio-bibliográficos (1902-2012)
2014, 430pp. (Print copy available for purchase here)
This publication is a reference guide that documents Dominican writers who have published outside the Dominican Republic from 1902 to 2012.
Sully Saneaux and Ramona Hernández
La República Dominicana y la prensa extranjera: mayo 1961 - septiembre 1963 (Desde la desaparición de Trujillo hasta Juan Bosch)
2013, 459pp. (Print copy available for purchase here)
This volume details the global news coverage fo the assassination of dictator Rafael Trujillo in 1961 and the coup de'etat of President Juan Bosch in 1963.
Cocco De Filippis, Daisy, ed.
Documents of Dissidence: Selected Writings by Dominican Women
This English-language compilation of essays, manifestos, and pronouncements by Dominican women provides an unprecedented source for the study of Dominican feminism.
Moya Pons, Frank
The Dominican Republic: A National History
1995. 544pp. (by Hispaniola Books is available as a reader's copy in our library)
This first major history of the Dominican Republic available in English in the United States in over 60 years is a chronicle of events in Dominican territory from pre-colonial times through the 1990s.
WORKING PAPERS SERIES
Diasporic Disquisitions: Dominicanists, Transnationalism, and the Community
This paper analyzes the Dominican diaspora discussing the two main lineage of analyses: those that privilege stress community formation and those based on transnational interaction.
Cocco de Filippis, Daisy, ed.
La literatura dominicana al final del siglo: Diálogo entre la tierra natal y la diáspora
These are the proceedings from a major Dominican literature conference reflecting on the state of Dominican letters in the native land and in the diaspora, and on the prospects of Dominican writers for the new millennium.
Un concierto de voces: Mujer, familia y sociedad en Santo Domingo colonial
This is a study of the social actions of women in 18th Century Santo Domingo.
Keepers of the Mystery
This is a preliminary study of Fiestas de Cruz (Feast of the Holy Cross) in the Dominican Republic.