Yarimar Bonilla is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Latino & Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University.  Blurring the lines between political and historical anthropology, she teaches and writes about questions of sovereignty, citizenship, and race across the Americas. She has tracked these issues across a broad range of sites and practices including: postcolonial politics in the French Caribbean, the role of digital protest in the Black Lives Matter movement, the politics of the Trump presidency, the Puerto Rican statehood movement, and her current research, for which she was named a 2018 Carnegie Fellow, on the political, economic, and social impact of hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.