CUNY Dominican Studies Institute to Preview Research Findings on Dominican Immigration through Ellis Island, 1892-1924
NEW YORK, October 19, 2010 – The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) at City College of New York announced today that it will preview findings from its study “From One Island to Another across Countries: The Forgotten Immigration of Dominicans Through Ellis Island, 1892-1924,” at a public event on Friday, October 22 at City College. The study is a comprehensive review of historical records on 5,000 Dominicans who arrived in New York City and were processed through Ellis Island during this period of predominantly European immigration. The presentation will be made by sociologist and CUNY DSI director Dr. Ramona Hernández, lead researcher on the study.
Sociologist Ramona Hernández, Director of the CUNY DSI
Preview of Research Findings on “From One Island to Another across Countries:
The Forgotten Immigration of Dominicans Through Ellis Island, 1982-1924”
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
The City College of New York
North Academic Center, First Floor, Room 202 (new room, same building)
Enter at 137th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2010
Open to the public; free admission.
ABOUT DR. RAMONA HERNANDEZ
Dr. Ramona Hernández is professor of sociology and director of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute at City College. A renowned sociologist and public intellectual in the United States, Dr. Hernández is author of pioneering texts in the areas of migration, labor, and Dominican studies, including The Mobility of Workers Under Advanced Capitalism: Dominican Migration to the United States(named Outstanding Academic Title by Choice, 2002) and, as co-author, The Dominican Americans (1998). She is a trustee of the Sociological Initiatives Foundation. Dr. Hernández earned the Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Sociology from the Graduate Center, CUNY; an M.A. in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from New York University; and the B.A. in Latin American History from Lehman College.
ABOUT CUNY DOMINICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE
Founded in 1992 and housed at The City College of New York, the Dominican Studies Institute of the City University of New York (CUNY DSI) 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. CUNY DSI’s mission is to produce and disseminate research and scholarship about Dominicans and about the Dominican Republic. The Institute houses the Dominican Archives and the Dominican Library, the first and only institution in the United States collecting primary and secondary source material about Dominicans.
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