Founded in 1992 at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York is the first and only university-based research institute in the United States devoted to the study of people of Dominican descent.
RESEARCHThe Institute´s research unit advocates for the production and dissemination of practical and reliable knowledge to advance the well-being and prosperity of the Dominican people in the United States. Because of this emphasis, CUNY DSI's scholarship has received extensive media attention and the Institute has earned a reputation as the most prestigious think tank in the United States devoted to Dominican Studies. Often, research sponsored by the CUNY DSI generates headlines in major U.S. newspapers, both in English and Spanish, in addition to receiving considerable media coverage in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
Dominican Studies Research Monograph Series
CUNY DSI publishes a monograph series in the field of Dominican Studies. The series documents scholarly research on the Dominican experience in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and other parts of the world. The texts published in the series are, for the most part, the result of research undertaken or sponsored by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute.
In 1998, CUNY DSI received recognition as a bona fide Latino research center, earning membership in the Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR), a highly respected national consortium of university-based Latino research centers in the United States. IUPLR headquarters, located at the University of Notre Dame, and the IUPLR Washington DC Office, located at the University of California Washington Center, work to strengthen the network of centers and to enhance their institutional capacity.
The City College of New York
North Academic Center (NAC), 4/107
160 Convent Avenue at 138th Street
New York, NY 10031
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CUNY DSI is a member since 1998 of
Inter-University Program for Latino Research (IUPLR)