Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans “In Pursuit of Puerto Rican Studies” Research Summit


The Puerto Rico Research Hub of the University of Central Florida and the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College-CUNY cordially invite you to participate in the Puerto Rico, Puerto Ricans “In Pursuit of Puerto Rican Studies” Research Summit to be held April 17, 2019 at the University of Central Florida Fairwinds Alumni Center in Orlando, Florida.

The In Pursuit of Puerto Rican Studies Research Summit looks to establish a strategic direction for research specifically for Puerto Ricans in Florida, and more generally for Puerto Rican Studies as a field. The goals are to mobilize Puerto Rican researchers around an agenda that sets priorities from a Puerto Rican community perspective and is relevant to a broad range of stakeholders; and advance the implementation of a vision of promoting the understanding of the post Hurricane Maria social conditions of stateside Puerto Ricans and affecting positive social change among the processes and institutions that affect the welfare of our community.


April 17, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Research Summit Program


LOCATION :UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Ballroom,
12676 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando, FL 32816-0046

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*Parking for attendees is available in Garage H or Garage D for a fee.
Parking Garage D https://map.ucf.edu/?show=97
Parking Garage H https://map.ucf.edu/?show=151
Coin operated parking meters https://parking.ucf.edu/parking-at-ucf/

*Parking: The HUB has negotiated a reduced parking permit rate of $3.00.  The first 100 conference attendees can receive the rate by providing the following event code is ASP813. Parking permits are only valid in student parking lots and garages. These lots are marked with green signs that include the letter (D), which denotes a student permit. Parking in any Faculty (B), Staff (C), and specialty spaces are prohibited. At the link below, you will find a campus map that will help you locate the parking garage, HUB and alumni center.

Area Hotels

Anyone needing hotel accommodations, please refer to the list of local hotels here: https://www.ce.ucf.edu/Hotels  Most of these hotels provide a UCF discount. Please mention that you are attending a UCF program when contacting the hotel for any specials they may be offering.




Fernando I. Rivera, PhD
Director, Puerto Rico Research Hub
Associate Professor|Department of Sociology
Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence
University of Central Florida
12815 Scholarship Drive
Barbara Ying Center Building (#71) +0130
Orlando, FL 32816

Edwin Melendez, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Professor of Urban policy and Planning
Hunter College, City University of New York
695 Park Avenue, Room E1409
New York, NY 10065
(212) 772-5695

April 17, 2019 at 8am - 5:30pm
UCF FAIRWINDS Alumni Center, Ballroom
12676 Gemini Blvd N

Orlando, FL 32816-0046
United States
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Caroline Soto Nancy Batista Emily Bonilla Alexandra Rodriguez Luisana Castillo Chris Majocha Katia Medina Kinda Haddad Emily Boyer Professor Lori Huertas Zoe Colon Abigail Troche Oscar González, Jr martha kohen Stephanie Dhuman Mark Ehrhart Carlos Torres Suarez Jose Pietri Olga Gonzalez Nicole Reyes-Palma Francisco Dominguez Juan Lopez Joel A. Montilla Zoraida Hernandez Myrna Maysonet Ivis Garcia Luis Laracuente Ricardo Negron-Almodovar Socorro Ramos-Avilés Ana González Omilani Alarcon Maria Padilla Ana Cruz Grace Torres Firpi Cathy Barrios Josephine Mercado Roberto Garcia Zane Beard Ileana Diaz Daly Soto Vanessa Perez Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel Jorge Francesc López Norma Santana Neida Mora-Maus emma rose Elizabeth Colon Rivera Luis Martinez-Fernandez

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