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January 2012

Highlighting Our Book Donors: Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis

Chief Librarian Sarah Aponte would like you to join her in acknowledging some of our most generous book donors:

Over the years, Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis, an accomplished author, literary critic, and administrator who is currently the President of Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC), has been one of the pillars of our library. Her groundbreaking work on Dominican and Caribbean women writers, feminism  and early Dominican literature in the United States has had a major impact on the fields of literature, gender studies and Latin American and Caribbean studies both in the United States and the Dominican Republic. Without question, Dr. De Filippis’s pioneering work paved the way for other writers and academics to further investigate the often neglected subjects she has touched upon in her writing.

Dr. De Filippis’s efforts to disseminate Dominican culture include donating hundreds of books to our library which is the only repository of bibliographical material dealing with Dominican Studies in the United States.

On behalf of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library, we would like to express our utmost gratitude for all her support and significant book donations including her own publications as well as several rare, out of prints books from her own personal library.  

Below a selected list of books by Dr. Daisy Cocco De Filippis available in our library:

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Hija de Camila/Camila’s Line. Santo Domingo: Editora Nacional, 2007.

Desde la diáspora: selección bilingüe de ensayos/ A Diaspora Position: a Bilingual Selection of Essays.  New York: Ediciones Alcance, 2003.

Para que no se olviden: the Lives of Women in Dominican History. New York: Ediciones Alcance, 2002.

Madres, maestras y militantes dominicanas (fundadoras). Santo Domingo: Editora Búho, 2001.

Documents of Dissidence: selected Writings of Dominican Women.  New York: CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, 2000.

Tertuliando/Hanging out: Dominicanas & Amiga(o) s, Dominican Women & Friends. New York: Ediciones Alcance, 1997.

Antología de cuentos escritos por mujeres dominicanas. Santo Domingo: Taller, 1992.

Historias de Washington Heights y otros rincones del mundo/ Stories From Washington Heights and other Corners of the World. New York: The Latino Press, 1994.

Literatura dominicana en los Estados Unidos: presencia temprana 1900-1950. Santo Domingo: Editora Búho, 2001. (co-authored with Franklin Gutiérrez)

Amaury Rodríguez, Library Research Assistant