Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Aftershocks of Disaster with Yarimar Bonilla

October 26th, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Location
Virtual via Zoom!
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Yarimar Bonilla is Professor in the Department of Africana, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Hunter College and in the Ph.D. Program in Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Both an accomplished scholar and a prominent public intellectual, Bonilla is a leading voice on questions of Caribbean and Latinx politics. A monthly columnist in the Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Día and a regular contributor to publications such as the Washington Post, The Nation, and the New Yorker, Bonilla also 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).

The event will begin with a screening of her new film, Aftershocks of Disaster (approximately 30 minutes), and then Professor Bonilla will be in conversation with Professor Guadalupe García and the students in HISU 6270: American Disasters.

Professor Bonilla‘€™s visit is sponsored by the generous support of the Mellon Graduate Program in Community-Engaged Scholarship, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, and the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching.

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