New Approaches on the Study of Race in Puerto Rico


A post by Peter Jordens.

New Approaches on the Study of Race in Puerto Rico

Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6 pm – 8 pm

The Center for the Humanities, Room C197

City University of New York

365 Fifth Avenue, Rm. 5103

New York, NY 10016

For information: (212) 817-2005,


This panel brings together four important scholars of the study of race and racism in Puerto Rico. Anthropologists Isar Godreau and Hilda Llorens have written extensively on race and have led efforts to transform public education by understanding the intricacies of race and racialization in Puerto Rico. Alai Reyes Santos is an activist-scholar with interests on migration and race. The discussant Carlos Vargas Ramos is the editor of a forthcoming book by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies Press on the subject of race on the island.


Cosponsored by the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS), the Department of Anthropology, CUNY Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Advanced Research Collaborative, The Institute for Socio Ecological Research (ISER Caribe).


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