The Department of History congratulates Professor Ileana Rodríguez-Silva on being awarded the 2014 Frank Bonilla Book Award for her book Silencing Race: Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico. The Frank Bonilla award is the Puerto Rican Studies Association's most prestigious book award.
Rodríguez-Silva is an assistant professor of Latin American and Caribbean history at the University of Washington-Seattle. Her research focuses on racial identity formation, post-emancipation racial politics, and comparative colonial arrangements in the configuration of empires. To read more about Professor Rodríguez-Silva and her work visit her faculty page.