Inmaculada Lara Bonilla is an author and Associate Professor of Latin American and Latinx Literature and Cultural Studies at Hostos Community College, CUNY, where she also serves as the Director of the Latin American Writers Institute and as Chief Editor of the Hostos Review/ Revista Hostosiana. 

Prof. Lara-Bonilla's research has appeared in national and international journals, such as Latino Studies, Public, New York History, Cuadernos de ALDEEU, and Chicana/Latina Studies. Her academic writing has also been included in edited volumes and reference volumes such as Gale Literary Research or Equality Archive. She edited the special issue of Hostos Review titled Stirred Ground: Non-Fiction by Contemporary Latina and Latin American Women Authors (2015). Her poetry has been published in the journals such as Stone Canoe, Literal, Enclave, ViceVersa, in the anthology Luna y panorama sobre los rascacielos (2019) and is forthcoming in a new anthology with the publisher Sial Pigmalion.


  • PhD Latino/a Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain 
  • M.A. in Latin American Literature, Temple University, Philadelphia 
  • BA in English, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain


Latinx, Latin American, and Caribbean literature, gender and sexuality studies, transnational feminist theory, philosophy, cultural studies and migration studies.


  • “The Decolonial Phenomenology of Shifting: Writing Encounters in the Gloria E. Anzaldúa Archive.” Chicana/ Latina Studies 19 (1), Fall 2019. 
  • “Writing Excess in Light in the Dark/ Luz en lo oscuro: Anzaldúa’s Phenomenology of Writing as a Decolonizing Tool.” Cuadernos de ALDEEU 34. New York, NY, Spring 2019.
  • “Partners in Dialogue: Engaged Approaches to Pedagogy, Scholarship, and Audience -Building for BETSY!, The Appalachian-Puerto Rican Musical.” Public 4.1, Spring  2017. 
    (Co-authored with Lindsay Cummings, PhD)
  • New Latina Voices: Julia Alvarez, Sandra Cisneros, and Elena María Viramontes. Gale American Literature Researcher. New York, NY, 2017
  • “Crafting a Latina/o Higher Education Rights Discourse in New York: The Founding and ‘Saving’ of Eugenio María de Hostos Community College.” New York History Journal 96.2. Summer 2016.