Yarimar Bonilla

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,”