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What is the the Citizenship Status of Puerto Ricans?

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us in-person in the Community Room or pre-register to join on Zoom for “What is the citizenship status of Puerto Ricans?”  Can Congress strip the citizenship of Puerto Ricans away if Puerto Rico changes its status? Professor Charles Venator-Santiago examines the history of the extension of citizenship to Puerto Ricans and its relationship to the current status debates.

Venator-Santiago is Associate Professor at the University of Connecticut/Storrs with a joint appointment in Political Science and El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies.  He teaches courses in Latino/a politics, Latino/as and the law, LatCrit, immigration, Puerto Rican politics, political theory and public law. His current research focuses on the relationship between the status of unincorporated territories and U.S. Global Empire with a special focus on political status questions, citizenship, public health, and political participation.  He is the author of Hostages of empire : a short history of the extension of U.S. citizenship to Puerto Rico, 1898-present, among many other publications.

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This is the last of three lectures on Perspectives on the Puerto Rican Diaspora sponsored by the Holyoke History Room and made possible by a grant from MassHumanities and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


October 29
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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