Saturday, April 2, 2016

Conversation with Author Series

Conversation with Author Series continues with
Charles Venator Santiago, Ph.D
Puerto Ricans' Territorial American Citizenship: Second Class Citizens?
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 4:00pm
at the Holyoke Public Library

On Saturday, April 16 at 4:00 p.m. Dr. Charles R. Venator Santiago, will talk about Puerto Ricans' Territorial American Citizenship: Second Class Citizens?

Charles R. Venator Santiago holds a joint appointment with the Department of Political Science and the Institute of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. He is also a Faculty-in-Residence for the Northwest Complex. He teaches courses with a focus on Latino Politics and Thought and in the areas of Public Law and Political Theory. His research broadly focuses on questions pertaining to Nation-State building in the Americas . He is currently completing a book-length manuscript on constitutional interpretation and the creation of spaces that belong to the U.S. but are not a part of the nation for constitutional purposes. Other ongoing research projects include work on the deportation of Dominicans from the U.S., asylum and the U.N. Convention Against Torture, and the ideological underpinnings of Latino politics in the Western hemisphere.

This event is sponsored by Holyoke Public Library, Puerto Rican Cultural Project in partnership with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (CENTRO) at Hunter College, City University of New York, El Grito de Lares, The Puerto Rican Cultural Center and the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies (CLACLS) - University of Massachusetts Amherst.

These events are relaxed conversations between our members and an outstanding member of our author community.

Parking available along the street in front of the new entrance to the library and in generous lots adjacent to and immediately across the street from the library.

After our discussion, Dr. Venator Santiago will sign books. Odyssey Bookshop will have books available for purchase or bring your own.

For more information and registration, call 413-420-8101.

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