Latino Faculty Initiative at the City University of New York

October 8th, 2010 by Arlene Torres

Chancellor Goldstein established the CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative to redouble CUNY’s outreach and recruitment efforts within the Latino community in higher education. Currently headed by Dr. Arlene Torres, the project has two primary objectives: (1) to undertake outreach and recruitment activities to attract outstanding candidates for faculty positions in all disciplines at CUNY, and (2) to work with CUNY colleges to connect highly qualified candidates to positions open within the CUNY system.

Contact Information:

CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative
Hunter College
Centro – East Building 1406
695 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10065

Guttman Community College at CUNY Faculty Openings and Career Opportunities

October 22nd, 2013 by Arlene Torres

“The centerpiece of the new college’s educational model is an integrated first-year curriculum that builds the skills necessary for success in college-level work in a rich City-focused curriculum. Applicants are encouraged to review the College’s first year general requirements <pdf> and syllabi <pdf> and the courses in the program of study related to their area(s) of expertise.”

Refer to the link for the pdfs. If I can be of assistance, don not hesitate contact me. Professor Arlene Torres, Director of the Latino Faculty Initiative at CUNY.

Reminder Talk, Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, “Getting out of the Rabbit Hole: Color Blindness and Post-Racialism in Obamerica”

May 7th, 2013 by Arlene Torres

Wednesday, May 8th, 4 p.m., President’s Conference Room at Hunter College, CUNY.

See poster for additional details. We look forward to seeing you there.

5-08 Research Seminar v3-1-1

Invited Talk “Getting out of the Rabbit Hole: Color-Blindness and Post-Racialism in Obamerica€”

May 1st, 2013 by Arlene Torres

“Race” and Ethnic Inequality in “Post Racial” America Arts and Sciences Faculty Research Seminar 2012-2013 Hunter College, CUNY invites

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Sociologist and Professor, Duke University

Getting out of the Rabbit Hole: Color-Blindness and Post-Racialism in Obamerica€

Eduardo Bonilla Silva

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 4-6 p.m.
Hunter College, 68th and Lexington Avenue President’s Conference Room, 17th Floor Hunter College East Building

Dr. Bonilla-Silva is the 2011 recipient of the Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award recognizing outstanding scholarship and activity focused on racial issues, especially those affecting African American or similarly disadvantaged racial/ethnic populations. He has published five books: State of White Supremacy: Racism, Governance, and the United States; White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Social Science; Racism Without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in the United States; White Out: The Continuing Significance of Racism; and White Supremacy and Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era.

The Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, The Office the Dean and the School of Arts and Science, Hunter BMI: Brothers for Excellence, The Office of the Dean for Diversity and Compliance, The Chancellor’s CUNY Latino Faculty Initiative, CENTRO.

For further information contact the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican/Latino Studies 212-772-5035. Please advise us of you plan to attend as there is very limited seating. Thank you. (

Puerto Rican Studies Association Upcoming Conference

October 15th, 2012 by Arlene Torres

Updated 2012 Conference Program Highlights
15 OCTOBER 2012
The Puerto Rican Studies Association (PRSA), will hold its 10th Biennial, 20th Anniversary research conference this coming October 24–28, 2012, at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY). This year’s conference theme is “Boricuas and Other Border Crossers: Of Diaspora and Latinidades,”

You can download a PDF copy of the conference’s Final Program, and also register online no later than Thursday, October 18th. The registration instructions page also includes instructions for reserving rooms at hotels near the SUNY–Albany campus.

Discussing the Taino Legacy: A Forum and Photo Exhibit

September 18th, 2012 by Arlene Torres

Please visit the link below to register:

CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and Vicini

in collaboration with

Semanana Dominicana/Dominican Week 2012 XX Aniversario- XX Aniversary

Date: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Time: 10am-12pm

Location: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives & Library (NA 2/202)
The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue (Amsterdam Avenue at 138thStreet)

An enriching glance at the historical origins and development of Taino society in the Caribbean, specifically on Hispaniola (today the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Haiti). Forum explores and presents latest research on the central role the Taino played in the formation of Dominican society. A photo exhibit featuring selected images from the collector’s edition of “Taino: Joyas del arte taino. Jewels of Taino Art,” follows.


United States
Jorge Estevez
, a Taíno from the Dominican Republic, Workshops Coordinator, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York

Raquel Cepeda, journalist and filmmaker

Ranald Waldaman, Exhibition and Public Programs Director, Smithsonian Latino Center

Dominican Republic
Frank Moya Pons
, Historian and Dominican History Academy Director


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