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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
New York, NY USA
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) at The City College of New York is the nation's first, university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent in the United States and other parts of the world.
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The most recent contribution to the library significantly broadens and enhances our understanding of the Dominican Republic's history and society throughout various periods. Prof. Michiel Baud, a retired faculty member of the Department of Latin American Studies at the University of Amsterdam and former Director of CEDLA (Centre for Latin... Continue reading
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Gracias al Sr. Borja Medina por su visita y amable donación de su publicación: Camino a la democracia: Una visión integral para la formación política. Santo Domingo: Editora El Nuevo Diario, 2023. Continue reading
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CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Research Fellow Pablo Gómez-Estévez busy at work! Pablo Gómez-Estévez is a Graduate Student in Composition and Graduate Assistant of Composition Department from the College of Musical Arts in the Bowling Green State University. He is currently working with The Rafael Petitón Guzmán Collection. Continue reading
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El Profesor William Marín Osorio, quien nos visita desde la Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira, Colombia, actualmente está realizando la edición de su libro sobre Pedro Henríquez Ureña, que publicará próximamente la Biblioteca Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña en la República Dominicana en colaboración con el Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos de CUNY. Continue reading
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From left to right: Dr. Kiwia Ojiri, Dr. Pierre Losson, Dr. Tomoki Zozaki, and Dr. Yoshiaki Hisamatsu, September 7, 2023 Yamaoka, Kanako. Haiti and the Dominican Republic: The Development of Two Caribbean Countries Coexisting on an Island. Institute of Developing Economies, 2018 Dr. Kiwia Ojiri and her colleagues joined Associate... Continue reading
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De izquierda a derecha: Bibliotecario Jhensen Ortiz, Dra. Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo, Profesora Sarah Aponte, y el periodista Julio Pérez en las instalaciones del Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos de CUNY (CUNY DSI), 28 de junio de 2023 Agradecemos a la Dra. Ylonka Nacidit-Perdomo, destacada escritora e investigadora de género, por donar varios... Continue reading
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Prominent Dominican artists Scherezade García, iliana emilia García and Moses Ros with Professor and Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library donating part of their extensive book and ephemeral collection. Continue reading
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Dear friends of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library, We are pleased to share a message sent to the CUNY DSI mailing list highlighting the latest accomplishments and exciting ventures of the Dominican Library. We appreciate CUNY DSI Director Dr. Ramona Hernández for her constant support with the work we... Continue reading
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CUNY DSI Library volunteer Ethan Srebnick, photo taken by Jessy Pérez In 2022, Dr. Paul Austerlitz donated part of his extensive music collection (CDs, VHS, cassettes, among others) to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. Dr. Austerlitz is a musician, composer, and ethnomusicologist specializing in Afro-Caribbean music and jazz. Most... Continue reading
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We are grateful to Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés, Associate Provost and esteemed scholar who purchased and donated a copy of her book: Racialized Visions: Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean (SUNY Press, SUNY series, Afro-Latinx Futures 2020) to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. Racialized Visions: Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean... Continue reading
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It was a pleasure meeting and spending time with Gina Bess-Bonilla who shared information about her family history, including Dominican musician Ramón E. García (1907-1989). From left to right: Dr. Vanessa K. Valdés, Prof. Sarah Aponte, Gina Bess-Bonilla, and Librarian Jhensen Ortiz, April 3, 2023 To see photos that feature... Continue reading
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We would like to thank Dr. Norma Fuentes-Mayorga, Associate Professor in Sociology and Latin American and Latina/o Studies at the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, The City College of New York for donating her recent publications to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. Dr. Norma Fuentes-Mayorga signing... Continue reading
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A glimpse at some of the titles we have acquired for the library. CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library is always busy making new acquisitions available to our patrons. To start the semester, we want to share the books that were recently made part of our permanent library collection. Don't forget:... Continue reading
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Professor Nelson Santana standing in front of the exhibition “Transnational Dominican Activism” at Bronx Community College Library. A new exhibit in Bronx Community College (BCC) showcases the transnational activism by the Dominican population in the cities of New York, Santo Domingo, and Santiago between 2009 and 2020. Titled “Transnational Dominican... Continue reading
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Dr. Tamara Alsace with the three publications she donated to the library. Dr. Tamara Alsace generously donated the following rare and out of print publications to our CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library when visiting City College this Fall semester: Patín Maceo, Manuel A. Dominicanismos. Ciudad Trujillo, R.D.: Librería Dominicana, 1947.... Continue reading
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‘We Choose Freedom’: Documenting African American Presence in the Dominican Republic is a digital archives that recovers, preserves and makes available treasured records of the past. It contains a collection of rare and delicate archival documents pertaining to African Americans that arrived in 1824 from different ports along the Eastern... Continue reading
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We would like to thank Wilfredo Alvarez, Associate Professor of Communication Arts at Utica University for donating his recent publication to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. Prof. Alvarez gladly signed and dedicated this copy to the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute and we are grateful for the support! Note from... Continue reading
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Nuestro agradecimiento al periodista Julio Pérez por donar la segunda edición de su reportaje a nuestra biblioteca. Periodista Julio Pérez en las instalaciones del Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos de CUNY (CUNY-DSI), 2 de agosto de 2022 Pérez, Julio. ¿Hasta dónde se extendieron las protestas? Santo Domingo: Revoltiao, 2022. ¿Hasta dónde... Continue reading
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Professor and Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte, Dr. Paul Austerlitz, and Librarian Jhensen Ortiz receiving the donation on June 13, 2022. The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) Library is always happy to announce donations from patrons, professors, institutions, and colleagues who have supported our work over the years. To kick... Continue reading
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Sofia Torres Prida signing the book for the library on May 23, 2022 The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) Library is pleased to acknowledge the donation of the book Sueños y Gloria by Sofia Torres Prida. Cover of Sueños y gloria: los titanes del béisbol de la República Dominicana.... Continue reading
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melendez, groana. West 176 Street. Brooklyn, NY: Matarile Ediciones, 2021. The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) Library is pleased to acknowledge the donation of the photo book West 176 Street by groana melendez. The book was donated by Martha Naranjo Sandoval who manages the small press Matarile Ediciones based... Continue reading
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DSA member Ethan Srebnick with the stamp collection he donated to the CUNY DSI Library. On March 2022, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library received a unique stamp collection from Ethan Srebnick, a City College student and the Public Relations & Marketing Chair of the Dominican Students Association (DSA) on... Continue reading
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Heredia, Alejandro. You’re The Only Friend I Need. Los Angeles, C.A.: Gold Line Press, 2021 We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate and share our thoughts on queer Afro-Dominican writer and community organizer Alejandro Heredia’s debut collection of short stories You’re The Only Friend I Need, as well as... Continue reading
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Donated poetry collections by Roberto Carlos García: Melancolía, black / Maybe: An Afro Lyric, and [Elegies] are available at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. Dominican poet, storyteller, and essayist Roberto Carlos García shared a set of lesson plans based on his third poetry collection [Elegies] through the Dominican Writers... Continue reading
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Yelaine Rodriguez at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Archives and Library, November 23, 2021 Yelaine Rodriguez, the Bronx-based Dominican interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator best known for her bold wearable art and site-specific installations on Afro-syncretic traditions, has donated a part of her personal archive to the CUNY Dominican Studies... Continue reading