At the invitation of the Instituto Franklin of the University of Alcalá, Spain, the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) will produce a special issue of its prestigious journal, “Camino Real,” devoted to multidisciplinary monographs on Dominicans in the United States. CUNY DSI Director Dr. Ramona Hernández and Assistant Director Anthony Stevens-Acevedo will edit the edition and conduct a national call for papers.
This is the first such agreement between the CUNY DSI, which is based at The City College of New York, and Instituto Franklin, Spain’s renowned center for research on Latin American and Caribbean immigrant communities in the United States. “This is an important recognition for the emerging field of Dominican Studies and Dominicanists, as well as for the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute,” said Dr. Hernández. “It furthers CUNY DSI’s stature as the leading institution in the United States devoted to study of people of Dominican ancestry.”
This special monographic issue of Camino Real will examine, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the increased complexity of the Dominican experience in the United States. It seeks to move us beyond the vast literature on Dominicans as immigrants with one foot in the U.S. and the other in the Dominican Republic. It will offer new perspectives on the vibrant culture and society Dominicans have built in the United States. What, for example, do changes in population growth imply for the situation of the Dominican population in the United States? Do Dominicans in New York differ from Dominicans settling in other parts of the country, such as New Jersey or Florida? What are the major themes of the literature, art, and music of the Dominican people in the United States?
Papers on these and other related topics are solicited. Publication is planned for Spring 2011.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: The deadline for submission of invited and contributed papers is JANUARY 31, 2011. Articles will be accepted in Spanish and English and should not exceed 8,000 words. Detailed publications guidelines are available on the Camino Real website at http://www.institutofranklin.net
EDITORS: The special issue will be edited by Ramona Hernández and Anthony Stevens-Acevedo of the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York housed at The City College of New York.
Articles may be submitted directly to either of the
Special Monograph Issue Editors:
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave., NA 4/107
New York, N.Y. 10031, U.S.A.