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.
Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm

Category: Book Published by: University of Chicago Press Date: Month/Day/2015 As an overseas department of France, Guadeloupe is one of a handful of non-independent societies in the Caribbean that seem like political exceptions—or even paradoxes—in our current...

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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.

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.


Academic Articles

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.