Princeton University Professor Emeritus Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones Joins Hostos Community College as Visiting Professor

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Princeton University Professor Emeritus Dr. Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones is a visiting Professor in the Humanities Department at Hostos Community College this semester.

“On behalf of our entire Hostos family, I would like to welcome Dr. Díaz-Quiñones and celebrate the fact that he has accepted our invitation to join us as Visiting Professor,” said Dr. Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, Hostos Community College President.  “Our colleagues, students, staff and all of us here rejoice over the opportunity to work with him as he teaches our students and immerses himself in the life of our College and our University system.”

“I am very pleased that Professor Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones has joined the faculty at Hostos Community College,” said Dr. Carmen Coballes-Vega, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  “Dr. Díaz-Quiñones is a distinguished teacher and scholar in the area of Latin American studies.  Our students are fortunate to have the benefit of his knowledge of the field and the breadth of his rich experience.”

“I have always had a great deal of admiration and respect for Hostos Community College and for its dedicated faculty,” said Professor Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones. “I am also deeply interested in learning more from the students and the communities currently represented at Hostos.”

Professor Díaz-Quiñones taught at the Universidad de Puerto Rico before joining the Princeton University faculty in 1983.  He served as director of the Program in Latin American Studies at Princeton, and holds the Emory L. Ford Chair of Spanish.  His publications include an edition of El prejuicio racial en Puerto Rico, by Tomás Blanco, 1985; an edition of works by Luis Lloréns Torres, Verso y prosa, 1986; a study on the Cuban poet Cintio Vitier: La memoria integradora (1987); and La memoria rota: ensayos de cultura y política (1993).  El arte de bregar was published in 2000, as well as his Cátedra edition of La guaracha del Macho Camacho, by Luis Rafael Sánchez.  In 2006, his book  Sobre los principios: los intelectuales caribeños y la tradición  was published in Argentina. 

 About Hostos

Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, part of the City University of New York system, was founded in 1968.  Located in the South Bronx, the college currently serves more than 6,000 students.  In addition to associate degree programs that facilitate easy transfer to CUNY’s four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions, Hostos also has an award-winning Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department that offers courses for professional development and certificate-bearing workforce training programs.

In four decades, Hostos has grown from a class of 623 in the fall of 1970 to the spring 2010 enrollment of over 6,000 students.  The college also serves an additional 10,000 students through its Continuing Education and Professional Studies Department. 

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