Department of History

Eddie Bonilla

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in LatinX Studies and History

Fields:

Latinx and Latin American History
African American History
Asian American History
Global Communism
Comparative Race Studies
Labor

Teaching:

Latinx History
Popular Culture
Comparative Social Movements

Education & Training

  • PhD, United States History, Michigan State University, 2019

Research Interest Summary

My research examines the ideologies and activism of communists of color between the 1960s and the present.

Research Interests

I explore how activists of different racial and ethnic backgrounds utilized the theories around Marxism for organizing laborers, students, and communities in their fights against global imperialism, capitalism, sexism, and racism. I examine the polemical writings and practical activism of a multiracial Communist Party known as the League of Revolutionary Struggle in areas such as labor, student activism, and electoral politics. I also explore the interconnections of social movements and policing by seeing how communists were politically persecuted at the hands of policing agencies against communists during the global Cold War. I am currently revising my dissertation to a book manuscript tentatively titled Homegrown Communists in the Age of Reagan: Multi-Racial Politics and Socialist Revolution that sits at the intersection of Latinx, African American, and Asian American social movement histories.