Carnegie Mellon University

Francisco Bonilla

Francisco Javier Bonilla

Graduate Student

  • Baker Hall 360


  • M.A. in History, University of Louisville, 2016
  • B.A. in History and Political Science, University of Louisville, 2013

Interest Area

20th century Latin American environmental history and historical geography, urban history, history of water

Book Reviews

  • Francisco Javier Bonilla (2016) Gordillo, Gastón, “Rubble: The Afterlife of Destruction,” History: Reviews of New Books, 44:4, 106-107.
  • Francisco Javier Bonilla (2014) Jordana Dym and Karl Offen, eds., “Mapping Latin America: A Cartographic Reader” Historia Ambiental Latinoaméricana y Caribeña 4, n. 1.

Conference Papers

  • “Una Historia Ambiental del Difunto Río Grande en la Antigua Zona del Canal de Panamá, 1520-1955,” VIII Simposio de la Sociedad Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Historia Ambiental (SOLCHA), August 3-5 2016, Puebla, Mexico.
  • “An Environmental History of the Río Grande in the Panama Canal Zone,” Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers, January 3-5, New Orleans, LA.


  • 2017 Richard and Constance Lewis Fellowship in Latin American and Iberian Studies


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