Yomaira's current book project, Decolonizing Diasporas: Radical Mappings of Afro-Atlantic Literature (under advance contract with Northwestern University Press), focuses on diasporic and exilic Puerto Rican, Cuban, Dominican, and Equatoguinean texts in contact. Framed with critical attention to decolonial thought, women of color feminisms, and feminist philosophy, the book complicates and enriches ongoing conversations and debates about diaspora Black/Latinx/Hispanophone studies through a sustained engagement with politics, poetics and cultural productions. The book examines five arcs in the Afro-Atlantic literary corpus including: the intimacy of dictatorship, the act of faithful witnessing, the condition of destierro, reparations as decolonial love, and Afro-futurities/Afro-apocalypsos.
She is the author of "Faithful Witnessing as Practice: Decolonial Readings of Shadows of Your Black Memory and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" which was awarded the 2015 Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy Diversity Essay Prize.
Her article on reparations in decolonial contexts "Reparation as transformation: Radical literary (re)imaginings of futurities through decolonial love" is featured in the journal of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society.
Her article on anthropolitical linguistics, "The Life Work of Ana Celia Zentella: Anthropolitical Linguistics, Bilingualism, and Linguistic Communities at a Crossroads", featuring an interview with Dr. Zentella is featured in CENTRO Journal , the foremost journal of Puerto Rican Studies.
In addition to her monograph, Yomaira is currently working on several article length projects, book chapters, and Pelo Vivo - a collection of short stories on race and sex in the DiaspoRican experience.