Month: September 2017

Special Issue Centro Journal: Critical Perspectives on Puerto Rico

This special issue of the Centro Journal entitled Critical Perspectives on Puerto Rico will examine the economic, fiscal, political and unfolding humanitarian crises in Puerto Rico and impacts on stateside communities. Prospective authors are encouraged to present their research at the national conference co-sponsor by the Puerto Rican Studies Association and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies to be held October 28, 2017 at Hunter College in New York City.

More than a year after the enactment of PROMESA, this special issue focusses on the discussion of policy issues regarding Puerto Rico’s economic, fiscal, political and humanitarian crises from the perspective of stateside Puerto Ricans scholars. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Humanitarian crisis: poverty and social safety net, socioeconomic conditions, migration
  • Economic crisis: Jones Act of 1920, revitalization initiatives
  • Fiscal crisis: debt restructuring, PROMESA, fiscal reforms
  • Political crisis: plebiscites, elections, status, U.S. congress and Puerto Rico, diaspora engagement

Guest Editors: Edwin Melendez (Center for Puerto Rican Studies, New York) and Charles Venator (University of Connecticut, Storrs)

Submit 250-word abstract by October 16, 2017

Final Paper Deadline is November 20, 2017

Expected publication date for Centro Journal is Spring 2018

For publications guidelines: https://centropr.hunter.cuny.edu/publications/submission-guidelines

Submitted works should not exceed 35 double-spaced pages, including notes and references.

To send submissions or for more information please contact: Charles Venator Santiago charles.venator@uconn.edu

 

2017 PRSA Symposium: Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans Call for Papers

Call for Papers

Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans

Puerto Rican Studies Association

 

Silberman School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue (119th Street), NYC
October 28, 2017

 

Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans PRSA will bring together stateside Puerto Rican academics to examine and gain a broader understanding of the economic, fiscal, political and unfolding humanitarian crises in Puerto Rico. Papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of the Centro Journal on Critical Perspectives on Puerto Rico.

This national conference, a collaboration between the Puerto Rican Studies Association and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, is part of a series of conferences devoted to broaden our understanding of the economic crisis in Puerto Rico.

One year after the enactment of PROMESA, this conference will be a safe space for the discussion of policy issues regarding Puerto Rico’s economic, fiscal, political and humanitarian crises from the perspective of stateside Puerto Ricans scholars and other stakeholders.

The Puerto Rican diaspora has engaged in a solidarity movement that is unprecedented in our history, and Centro and the PRSA are playing a unique convening, informational, and documentarian role in the process. The conference will provide a unique forum for discussion and education for a broad group of stakeholders. Papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication by the Centro Journal and will serve as a guide toward a deeper understanding of the concerns and interests of the Puerto Rican people and other stakeholders.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Humanitarian crisis: poverty and social safety net, socioeconomic conditions, migration
  • Economic crisis: Jones Act of 1920, revitalization initiatives
  • Fiscal crisis: debt restructuring, PROMESA, fiscal reforms
  • Political crisis: plebiscites, elections, status, U.S. congress and Puerto Rico, diaspora engagement

Deadline for submission of proposals for papers or panels: October 14, 2017

Please send proposals to: Charles Venator Santiago charles.venator@uconn.edu

Conference Registration is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-prsa-symposium-puerto-rico-puerto-ricans-prsa-critical-perspectives-on-puerto-rico-tickets-37888950872

To become a PRSA Member: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-puerto-rican-studies-association-annual-membership-tickets-5239680024

Conference hotel (Rates TBA): Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side, 410 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128