The Catholic University of America

Media Advisory



Conference:  “The Hispanic Presence in the Washington Metropolitan Region”

WHEN: Monday, April 19, 2-5:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C.


Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents a conference titled “The Hispanic Presence in the Washington Metropolitan Region” that will explore different aspects of incorporation of Hispanics in the Washington metropolitan area. Panelists include:

  • Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director, Pew Hispanic Center
  • Carol J. De Vita, senior research associate, Urban Institute
  • Julie Park, assistant professor, University of Maryland
  • Maria-Amelia Viteri, visiting assistant professor, Catholic University
  • Marie D. Price, senior professor, George Washington University
  • Sandra Barrueco, assistant professor, Catholic University
  • John A. Kromkowski, associate professor, Catholic University
  • Enrique S. Pumar, associate professor, Catholic University

Since the surge of the Hispanic population in the 1980s, Washington and its suburbs have been home to one of the most diverse Hispanics communities in the nation. In addition, the knowledge economy that predominates in the area presents challenges and opportunities to new immigrants. The conference will explore how these conditions have impacted the process of Hispanic incorporation and its repercussions for the region.

For further information about the conference and registration, contact Enrique S. Pumar at 202-319-5445 or



CUA’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Department of Sociology and Office of Graduate Studies and the District of Columbia Sociological Society.



To cover the event, reporters must contact Katie Lee or Mary McCarthy in CUA’s Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.