Yarimar Bonilla, scholar in American studies, Latino/a/x studies, and Caribbean studies, appointed professor in the Effron Center

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Princeton University Office of Communications
March 29, 2023

Yarimar Bonilla specializes in American studies, Latino/a/x studies, and Caribbean studies. Her appointment with the Effron Center is effective July 1, 2023.


Bonilla will join Princeton from Hunter College-CUNY, where she has taught since 2018, most recently as a professor in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies. She also serves as the director of Hunter College’s Center for Puerto Rican Studies. She previously taught at Rutgers University and at the University of Virginia.

Bonilla is the author of Non-Sovereign Futures: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and the co-editor of Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm (Haymarket Books, 2019) with Marisol LeBrón. She was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship in 2018.

Bonilla received a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. from the University of New Mexico and a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras.

Bonilla is among seven faculty members appointed by the Princeton University Board of Trustees, including four full professors and three assistant professors.

Read about all seven appointments in the full University news release: