PRSA Membership

The Puerto Rican Studies Association for Research Advocacy and Education, Inc. (PRSA) is a non-profit professional organization constituted by a broad group of college and university faculty and students, applied research and support professionals in fields ranging from education to public policy, and artists and community activists.

PRSA members represent virtually all fields of research and teaching in the Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts, including Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Demography, Economics, Educational Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Studio Arts, Theater and Dance, and Urban Planning, among others.

Given the emergence of interdisciplinary epistemologies in recent decades, a substantial number of PRSA members combine discipline-based work with thoroughly interdisciplinary approaches to a myriad of research themes. In addition, most U.S.-based PRSA members are active in interdisciplinary departments, programs and institutes ranging from those with a regional or ethnic focus, such as Latin America, Caribbean, and Latina\Latino Studies, to thematic programs where interdisciplinary theories and methods are a defining feature, such as Africana and African Diaspora Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Film Studies; and Urban Studies, for example.

In other words, PRSA welcomes new members with widely diverse intellectual and professional backgrounds and interests.