Edwin Meléndez

Edwin Meléndez  is a Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College and the Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies. He has conducted considerable research in the areas of Puerto Rican and Latino studies, economic development, labor markets, and poverty. Among his most recent publications, Meléndez co-edited with Carlos Vargas-Ramos State of Puerto Ricans 2013 (Centro Publications, 2013) and Puerto Ricans at the Dawn of the New Millennium (Centro Publications, 2014). In addition to numerous scientific papers and other publications, he is the the author or editor of twelve books including Latinos in a Changing Society (Praeger, 2007), and Communities and Workforce Development (Upjohn Institute, 2004).

Centro Voices (ISSN: 2379-3864).
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