Yarimar is a frequent lecturer and keynote speaker at colleges, universities, and academic conferences throughout the US and abroad. She is also a featured speaker at a wide range of other venues, including museums, galleries and art biennales. Most of her presentations center around issues of race and imperialism in the US, the politics of debt and disaster in Puerto Rico, and the importance of digital humanities and public scholarship.
December 7, 2018
Keynote lecture for the symposium “It Has to Come From Here: Protesting Twenty-First Century Caribbean Colonialisms” Winthrop-King Institute For Contemporary French And Francophone Studies
Florida State University
November 27, 2018
Presentation at MoMA R&D Salon
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
October 18, 2018
Keynote Lecture for Movements and Migrations: A Conference on the Engaged Humanities
Wake Forest University
October 15, 2018
Social Anthropology Lecture Series
October 11, 2018
Presentation at Human Rights Workshop
Yale Law School
October 4, 2018
Languages, Literatures and Culture Lecture Series
Seton Hall University
July 28, 2018
“The Museum of the Old Colony” y Los Imaginarios del Imperio Ayer y Hoy
Conversatorio entre Yarimar Bonilla y Pablo Delano
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Puerto Rico
March 3, 2018
Non-Sovereign Futures Book Talk
Yarimar Bonilla in conversation with Tout Monde Festival Curators
Little Haiti Cultural Complex, Miami, FL
February 1, 2018
The Wait of Disaster: Hurricanes and the Politics of Recovery in Puerto Rico
University of California – Los Angeles
Yarimar is a celebrated author and editor known for both her analytical acumen and lucid prose. Throughout her writings she explores how contemporary political actors navigate, contest, and transform the limits of modern politics across the Americas and beyond.
Professor Bonilla has a strong interest in the role of digital technologies in the democratization of knowledge. She produces animated scholarly videos, public syllabi, and online scholarly resources.
Writing broadly across disciplines and fields, Bonilla’s academic articles have tackled questions of coloniality, sovereignty, historicity, racial politics, digital ethnography, cartographic representation, and the politics of memory. At present she is committed to publishing solely in open-access platforms.