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.
September 04, 2019
Keynote Lecture for the 2019 Ford Fellows Conference
San Juan, PR
June 5, 2019
Caribbean Studies Association Conference
Santa Marta, Colombia
May 25, 2019
Latin American Studies Association Conference Panel
May 10, 2019
Keynote Lecture for the Canadian Association for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
May 3, 2019
Presentation at Small Axe Conference: “States of Crisis: Disaster, Recovery, and Possibility in the Caribbean”
May 2, 2019
Keynote Lecture for the Society for the Anthropology of North America and Society for Urban, National, and Transnational/Global Anthropology Spring Conference
Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico
April 11, 2019
The Coloniality of Disaster: Emergency and Emergence in Puerto Rico, USA
Society for Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology Annual Conference, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
April 4, 2019
Political Geography Plenary Lecture
American Association of Geographers annual meeting, Washington, DC
March 21, 2019
Identidades Raciales en Tiempos de Crisis
Presentación with Isar Godreau at Foro: Raza, Crisis Y Bancarrota
Universidad de Puerto Rico- Recinto de Mayaguez
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.