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.





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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.

Digital Projects

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.


Yarimar is a frequent contributor to mainstream media outlets such as The Washington Post and The Nation, and she is a frequent guest on National Public Radio and television news programs such as Democracy Now! She is also a regular columnist in the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día and blogs such as 80 Grados.