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Frank Bonilla Timeline

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Frank Bonilla Timeline

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1920's-1940's

1925

 

 

Born in New York to parents who migrated to the U.S. from Puerto Rico.

 

 

1943

 

Graduated from Morris High School in the Bronx, New York.

 

 

 1943

Enters U.S. Army and is deployed to Europe, where, as part of the 290th Infantry Regiment – 75th Infantry Division, he participates in the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Mountains of Belgium. Later joins the 65th Infantry Regiment/Puerto Rican National Guard.

1946

 

Honorably discharged from U.S. Army after earning an American Service Medal, an EAME (European, African and Middle Eastern) Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.

 

 

1949

Graduated cum laude from College of the City of New York, CUNY.

1950s-1960's

1954

Earned an M.A. in Sociology from New York University.

1954

Recipient of the John Hay Whitney Fellowship for graduate study.

1956

Recipient of the Doherty Foundation Fellowship for continued doctoral studies.

1959

 

Earned a doctorate in Sociology from Harvard University. Dissertation: “Students in Politics: Three Generations of Political Action in a Latin American University.”

 

 

 

1959

 

Founding member of the Puerto Rican Hispanic Leadership Forum.

 

 

 

1960

Joined the American Universities Field Staff. Conducting surveys in Latin America.

1963

Appointed Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, simultaneously becoming a senior staff member of the Center of International Studies. Begins research on Venezuelan politics in collaboration with the Center for Development Studies (CENDES) of the Central University of Venezuela.

1967

Appointed Program Advisor in Social Science to the Ford Foundation on Brazil.

1967

With José Silva Michelena, Director of CENDES, publishes an edited volume titled A Strategy for Research on Social Policy: The Politics of Change in Venezuela.

1968

Starts teaching at the Universidade de Minais Gerais Brazil.

1969

Appointed Professor of Political Science and Senior Associate of the Institute of Political Studies at Stanford University.

1970's-1980's

1970

 

Publishes The Failure of Elites MIT Press, and Student Politics in Chile (with Myron Glazer) Duke Press.

 

 

 1972

Publishes Structures of Dependency.

1973

Appointed Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, CUNY.

1973

Starts teaching in the Political Science Department, Graduate Center, CUNY.

1973

Receives Distinguished Alumni Award from College of the City of New York, CUNY.

1977

Starts teaching in the Sociology Department, Graduate Center, CUNY.

1979

 

Publishes Labor Migration Under Capitalism (as part of the history task force, Centro de Estudios Puertoriquenos)

 

 

 

1986

 

Publishes Industry and Idleness (with Ricardo Campos).

 

 

 

 

1986

Co-founded the Inter University Program for Latino Research.

1986

Appointed Thomas Hunter Professor of Sociology at Hunter College, CUNY.

1988

Managing Co-Director of IUPLR.

1990's-2000's

1993

Steps down as Director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY.

1993

 

Receives President’s Medal from Hunter College, CUNY.

 

 

 

 

1993

Becomes Executive Director of IUPLR. Serves in this position until 1995.

2003

 

First recipient of the Public Intellectual Award from the Latino Studies Section of the Latin American Studies Association.

 

 

 

2003

 

Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies

 

 

2010

DR Frank Bonilla die after a long illnes. He was 85.