Since 1994, PRSA has organized a Biennial Conference in which its members present their latest work in scholarly and applied research, pedagogy, creative arts and community activism.
Beginning in 2011, PRSA is now organizing also an odd-year scholarly Symposium and Business Meeting. The main purpose of this new biennial event is to fulfill the requirement, under our new by-laws approved at our 2010 biennial conference in Hartford, to have an annual membership meeting. The first odd-year Symposium and Business Meeting took place on October 29, 2011, at Hunter College (CUNY), New York City. Three prominent scholars, Edna Acosta-Belén (University at Albany, SUNY), Juan Flores (New York University), and Larry La Fountain-Stokes (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), delivered papers on the important and timely theme “Puerto Rican Studies for a New Century: Challenges, Prospects and Possibilities.” This panel was be followed by the Business Meeting.
Meanwhile, our regular, even-year Biennial Conferences serve as spaces for the professional development of new generations of experts on Puerto Rican Studies, whether they are graduate students or junior faculty with tenure or non-tenure appointments. The conferences also serve as a venue for film and art exhibits, and for academic and trade publishers to showcase their most recent books on Puerto Rican Studies or related fields, such as Latino/Latina Studies, Latin American Studies, Caribbean Studies, or American Studies.
This section of our website provides you with detailed information about the most recent PRSA conferences held since 2004, as well as a list of all conferences held between the founding conference in 1992 and 2002. We have also found and posted a Press Release on the 1998 Third Biennial Conference at Brooklyn College.
Please use the dynamic menu below the masthead banner to access each conference page.
20th Anniversary Conference,
October 24-28, 2012, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY)
PRSA is already hard at work organizing its landmark 20th Anniversary Conference (10th Biennial Conference). Details are available in the 2012 Conference Page. The Call-for-Papers is available there and in “El Noticiero” blog. Additional information will be published in both spaces in the coming weeks and months.