Centro at LASA Congress!

This week marks the beginning of the 2015 LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Congress, held this year in San Juan. A delegation from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies will be attending to present some of the latest work from our researchers.  We are, as always, very excited about the opportunity to share with and learn from our colleagues at LASA.

For those who will be attending LASA 2015, the details of Centro’s participation are below:

Wednesday, May 27
Economic Opportunity After the Great Recession: The Case of Puerto Ricans and Other Latinos
Caribe Hilton – Murphy 4 (10:00-11:45 AM)

This panel, which is sponsored by Centro, will be chaired by Centro Director Edwin Meléndez, and will feature the following presentations:

•    Poverty and Extreme Poverty in Puerto Rico, Hector Cordero Guzmán
•    Settlement Patterns, Socioeconomic Progress and Cultural Identity among Puerto Ricans in the Northeast, Jennifer Hinojosa
•    Skin Color and Economic Opportunity for Puerto Ricans and Other Latinos, M. Ann Visser
•    Do aspirational preferences for policy outcomes differ by ethnicity? James Kielkopf, New School University.

Wednesday, May 27
World War I and the Inclusive-Exclusion of Puerto Rican Soldiers
Caribe Hilton – Executive Ballroom (8:00-9:45 AM)

Cento Research Associate Harry Franqui-Rivera will give a presentation entitled “Migrating Soldiers: The Puerto Rican Diaspora and Military Service” alongside panel chair Charles Venator Santiago, and discussants Robert Cottrol and Silvia Alvarez Curbelo.

Thursday, May 28
Book Presentation: Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium
Exhibition Hall (9:45-10:15 AM)

Edwin Meléndez will give the presentation from his recent successful book tour, highlighting the research published in

Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium.

Stop by the exhibition hall and check special promotions and the latest titles from Centro Publications!

We look forward to seeing those of you who will be attending!