Story by Gregg McQueen
Time to mark a milestone.
The Dominican Studies Institute (DSI) of the City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s first university-based research institute devoted to the study of people of Dominican heritage, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Based at The City College of New York, DSI’s mission is to produce and disseminate research about Dominicans and the Dominican Republic.
“I think that the Institute is ‘el corazón’ — it’s the heart of intellectual study of the Dominican diaspora,” remarked Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice Chancellor at CUNY. The Institute houses the Dominican Archives, a repository of materials documenting the Dominican experience in the United States, and a library with more than 4,000 books and 8,000 articles from academic journals.
Intended to make bibliographical sources available for assisting research into Dominican history, the library boasts 750 doctoral and masters’ dissertations, explained Hershenson.
“Our library and archives are one of a kind,” stated Dr. Ramona Hernández, Ph.D., Director of DSI and Professor of Sociology at The City College of New York.
For more information on the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, visit www.ccny.cuny.edu/dsi.
DSI’s Dominican Intellectual Legacy Gala will be held on December 6th, 2014 at 6:30 pm. in the Great Hall on the City College of New York campus, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY.
For registration and ticket information, please visit: https://the-intellectual-legacy-gala.eventbrite.com.