Please consider donating a tax-deductible contribution to the Puerto Rican Studies Association for Research Advocacy and Education, Inc.
Why you should consider donating funds to PRSA
As you can see from the launch of this new website, we are working hard to strengthen and make PRSA a more effective professional organization.
PRSA celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012 at its 10th Biennial Conference at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).
Services We Provide
Our conferences provide two principal services:
They offer a venue for scholars, educators, public policy experts, community activists and artists, both junior and senior, to present their latest research and creative work. These opportunities, and the critical dialogues that follow each presentation, significantly contribute to increasing the production and enhancing the caliber of published scholarship in a myriad of fields and disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences. It equally encourages the growth and development of public policy and applied research addressing issues facing Puerto Rican communities.
Each conference also offers multiple opportunities for young young scholars to foster relationships with mentors while networking with others in their field(s). To this end, each conference includes professional development workshops targeted at junior faculty and advanced graduate students.
Our conferences thus serve to help develop, support and encourage new and emerging cohorts of young scholars. While most of our members’ research work is in the field of Puerto Rican Studies, the vast majority are also immersed in, and contribute prominently to related fields, such as Latin American, Caribbean, LatinoLatina and American (U.S.) Studies, as well as to their particular disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Our Contributions to Academia
In the course of the past two decades, the Association has significantly and steadily contributed to the development of young Latina and Latino graduate students and scholars who have joined the ranks of institutions of higher learning in both the United States and Puerto Rico, institutions in which they eventually have achieved promotion and tenure.
Helping develop the talent and promise of new generations of scholars in the early and mid-stages of their career continues to be among our most important concerns and on-going contributions to Puerto Rican Studies.
We Need Your Financial Support Today
These Conferences, nonetheless, represent a very large financial investment.The income from membership dues and conference registration fees, our two principal revenue streams, is insufficient, by itself, to cover the full expenses of each conference. To continue holding them, to include new kinds of programming, to further develop, expand and improve the services to our members, PRSA needs your financial help. Your contribution, no matter how modest, can make a real difference.
As you consider making a special donation, please remember that PRSA is now a federally-recognized 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable organization and that as a result your contributions to PRSA are tax-deductible.
You can make a special donation today by writing a check payable to: “Puerto Rican Studies Association” and sending it to the following address:
Puerto Rican Studies Association
℅ Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue (HW1711)
New York, New York 10065