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CENTRO Journal to Spotlight Chicago

The Chicago Puerto Rican experience will be the subject of a special issue of CENTRO Journal in 2015, and the Chicago-based guest editors are calling for academic papers on current housing, political, educational and other social issues of the city.

“The Chicago Puerto Rican experience represents a significant chapter of the Puerto Rican diaspora,” wrote the guest editors, Maura I. Toro-Morn of Illinois State University, Ivis Garcia Zambrana of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Marisa Alicea of DePaul University. They are looking for new scholarship “that speak(s) to the community’s response to its social and economic realities,” both positive and negative.

Besides publishing the work in CENTRO Journal, the leading peer-reviewed publication on Puerto Ricans in the U.S., Centro will consider some of the submissions for publication in its e-magazine Centro Voices. Among the topic suggestions are: entrepreneurship and self-employment, experiences of various generational groups, means of accumulation of wealth, gender, sexuality, social class and community mobilization against gentrification, health care, poverty and other social issues.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words, and the inclusion of the paper’s title and key words, must be submitted by October 14. The deadline for final papers is January 31, 2015. Abstracts should be sent to: centro-journal@hunter.cuny.edu.

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