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Puerto Ricans at the Fault Lines

Humanities Forum with Yarimar Bonilla



Date & Time

September 29, 2021, 4:00 pm5:30 pm


The Dresher Center for the Humanities, in partnership with the Latinx and Hispanic Faculty Association, presents:

Puerto Ricans at the Fault Lines: A Conversation with Yarimar Bonilla

Yarimar Bonilla, Professor of Africana, Puerto Rican, and Latino Studies and Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College; and Professor of Anthropology, Graduate Center, City University of New York

In conversation with Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy, UMBC

This event features a conversation between Yarimar Bonilla, one of the foremost scholars on Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and UMBC’s Fernando Tormos-Aponte. They will share ideas on the social and political aftermath of Hurricane María, how Puerto Ricans have come to deal with their political history under US colonial rule, and how social movements in Puerto Rico imagine and enact an anti-colonial future.

Sponsored by the Latinx and Hispanic Faculty Association; the Dresher Center for the Humanities; and the School of Public Policy.

UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Live-captioning will be provided at all online events. To request additional accessibility accommodations, please contact us at dreshercenter@umbc.edu.

[Image description: A Puerto Rican woman with curly hair wears a navy blue dress and poses in the street with her hands in her pockets.]