On February 18th, 2021, the Puerto Rico Syllabus was featured alongside the Schomburg Center’s #Syllabi web archive collection in an episode of the New York Public Library’s The Center for Research in the Humanities Doc Chat series. 

Zakiya Collier and Dr. Yarimar Bonilla were the speakers featured in this episode; they explored the issues of erasure and underrepresentation in academia. Also discussed was the topic of digital protests and the liberation they offer by virtue of making resources widely accessible. Additionally, this episode investigated ways of effectively deploying the Hashtag Syllabi movement in the classroom. After Collier and Bonilla’s conversation, the Doc Chat opened the floor to the audience so they may submit questions to the speakers.

Meet the Speakers!

Zakiya Collier

Digital Archivist, Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Dr. Yarimar Bonilla

Faculty Leader at Puerto Rico Syllabus
Professor, Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/ Latino Studies at Hunter College
Ph.D. Program in Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center

About Doc Chat

Doc Chat is a weekly series produced by the New York Public Library’s Center for Research in the Humanities. These programs, hosted by Julie Golia who is the curator of history, social sciences, and government information at the NYPL, explore the history and potential pedagogy of the NYPL’s most interesting digital collections.