Yarimar Bonilla is Professor in the Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College and the PhD Program in Anthropology at the GC. She is currently a faculty lead in the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research
at the GC Center for the Humanities and Director of the Puerto Rico Syllabus Project [puertoricosyllabus.com].
Both an accomplished scholar and a prominent public intellectual, Yarimar Bonilla is a leading voice on questions of Caribbean and Latinx politics. She has written about anti-colonial movements in the French Caribbean, the role of digital protest in the Black Lives Matter movement, the cultural implications of the Trump presidency, disaster capitalism and post-disaster imaginaries in contemporary Puerto Rico. She is also a regular contributor to publications such as The Washington Post, The Nation, Jacobin, and The New Yorker, and a frequent voice on National Public Radio and programs such as Democracy Now! She also writes a monthly column in the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día titled “En Vaivén
To learn more about Professor Bonilla’s work, please visit her website: www.yarimarbonilla.com
or follow her on twitter: @yarimarbonilla
2020 Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment
2019 Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm
2020 “Post-Disaster Futures: Hopeful Pessimism, Imperial Ruination and La Futura Cuir” Small Axe: A Caribbean Platform for Criticism Issue 62 July, 2020
2020 “The Coloniality of Disaster: Race, Empire, and the Temporal Logics of Emergency in Puerto Rico, USA” Political Geography. Vol 78, April 2020
2017 Deprovincializing Trump, Decolonizing Diversity, and Unsettling Anthropology (by Jonathan Rosa & Yarimar Bonilla) American Ethnologist (invited article for special forum on Trump and Brexit edited by Angelique Haugerud and Jeanette Edwards, 44(2):201-208
2017 Unsettling Sovereignty. Cultural Anthropology (invited article for special retrospective on Sovereignty edited by Kauanui, J. Kehaulani) 32(3):330-339
2016 Visualizing Sovereignty: Cartographic Queries for the Digital Age. (by Yarimar Bonilla and Max Hantel) sx:archipelagos 1:1 http://smallaxe.net/sxarchipelagos/issue01/bonilla-visualizing.html
2015 #Ferguson: Digital Activism, Hashtag Ethnography, and the Racial Politics of Social Media. (by Yarimar Bonilla & Jonathan Rosa) American Ethnologist 42(1):4-17.
2020 Public Thinker: Yarimar Bonilla on Decolonizing Decolonization” (interview by Ryan Jobson
. Public Books, May 27, 2020
2019 Puerto Rican Politics Will Never Be the Same
, An interview with Yarimar Bonilla. Jacobin August 2019
2019 The Frustration Behind Puerto Rico’s Popular Movement
. Isaac Chotiner Q& A New Yorker July 26, 2019
2018 For Investors Puerto Rico is a Fantasy blank Slate
. The Nation February 18, 2018
2017 Why would anyone in Puerto Rico want a Hurricane? Because Someone will Get Rich.
Washington Post September 22, 2017