Selected Essays

Onís, Catalina M. de. “‘La justicia ambiental es para ti y para mí’: Translating Collective Struggles for Environmental and Energy Justice in Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay Communities,” Frontiers in Communication, Special issue: Communication, Race, and Outdoor Spaces, 2021, pp. 1-19. Click here for the article link.

Onís, Catalina M. de. “‘El poder del Pueblo’: Puerto Rican Documentary on the Need for Environmental and Energy Justice.” Latino Rebels, Nov. 4, 2021. Click here for the article link.

Onís, Catalina M. de and Hilda Lloréns. “‘Fuera LUMA’: Puerto Rico Confronts Neoliberal Electricity System Takeover amid Ongoing Struggles for Self-determination.” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, June 21, 2021. Click here for the article link.

Onís, Catalina M. de, Emilia Cubelos, and Maria del Rocio Ortiz Chavarria. “‘No había humanidad’: Critiquing English Monolingualism and Other Entwined Systems of White Supremacy in Local Emergency Management Responses.” Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict & World Order, vol. 47, nos. 1-2, 2021, pp. 135-170. Click here for the article link.

Santiago, Ruth, Catalina M. de Onís, and Hilda Lloréns. “Powering Life in Puerto Rico.” Special issue: Puerto Rico and Eco-social Transitions. NACLA Report on the Americas, vol. 52, no. 2, 2020, pp. 178-185. Click here for the article link.

OnísCatalina M. de. “Reproductive Justice as Environmental Justice: Contexts, Coalitions, and Cautions.” The Routledge Motherhood Companion, edited by Lynn O’Brien Hallstein, Andrea O’Reilly, and Melinda Vandenbeld Guiles, Routledge, 2019, pp. 496-509. Click here for the chapter PDF.

OnísCatalina M. de. “‘Es una lucha doble’: Articulating Environmental Nationalism in Puerto Rico.” Racial Ecologies, edited by Leilani Nishime and Kim Hester-Williams, University of Washington Press, 2018, pp. 185-204. Click here for the chapter PDF.

Onís, Catalina M. de. “Fueling and Delinking from Energy Coloniality in Puerto Rico.” Journal of Applied Communication Research, vol. 46, no. 5, 2018, pp. 535-60. Click here for the article PDF.

Onís, Catalina M. de. “Energy Colonialism Powers the Ongoing Unnatural Disaster in Puerto Rico.” Frontiers in Communication, Special Issue: Energy Democracy, vol. 3, 2018, pp. 1-5. Click here for the article link.

Reprint: “Energy Colonialism Powers the Ongoing Unnatural Disaster in Puerto Rico.” Energy Democracy: A Research Agenda. Frontiers in Communication and Frontiers in Environmental Science, edited by Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker, Leah Sprain, Danielle Endres, and Tarla Rai Peterson, 2019, pp. 102-06. Click here for the online publication.

Lloréns, Hilda, Ruth Santiago, Carlos G. Garcia-Quijano, and Catalina M. de Onís. “Hurricane Maria: Puerto Rico’s Unnatural Disaster.” Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, & World Order, 2018. Click here for the article link.

Reprint: Latino Rebels. 27 Jan. 2018. Click here for the article link.

Pezzullo, Phaedra C., and Catalina M. de Onís. “Rethinking Rhetorical Field Methods on a Precarious Planet.” Communication Monographs, vol. 85, no. 1, 2018, pp. 103-22. Click here for the article PDF.

Onís, Catalina M. de and Phaedra C. Pezzullo, “The Ethics of Embodied Engagement: Ethnographies of Environmental Justice.” The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice, edited by Ryan Holifield, Jayajit Chakraborty, and Gordon Walker, Routledge, 2017, pp. 231-40. Click here for the chapter PDF.

Onís, Catalina M. de. “La Puerta Abierta: Communicating with an Open Door,” Social Justice Exchange Handbook, National Communication Association, Nov. 2017. Click here for the handbook link.

Onís, Catalina M. de. “What’s in an ‘x’?: An Exchange about the Politics of ‘Latinx.’” Chiricú Journal: Latina/o Literatures, Arts, and Cultures, vol. 1, no. 2, 2017, pp. 78-91. Click here for the article PDF.

OnísKathleen M. de. “‘Pa’ que tú lo sepas’: Experiences with Co-presence in Puerto Rico.” Text + Field: Innovations in Rhetorical Method, edited by Sara McKinnon, Robert Asen, Karma Chávez, and Robert Howard, Penn State Press, 2016, pp. 101-16. Click here for the chapter PDF.   

OnísKathleen M. de. “Lost in Translation: Challenging (White Monolingual Feminism’s) <Choice> with Justicia Reproductiva.” Women’s Studies in Communication, vol., 38, no. 1, 2015, pp. 1-19. Click here for the article PDF.

Reprint:The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Feminism, edited by Tasha Oren and Andrea Press, Routledge, 2018.

Onís, Kathleen M. de. “Arguing for Free Love in an Era Free of Women’s Liberation: Remembering the Life of Puerto Rican Feminist and Labor Activist Luisa Capetillo.”Women & Language, vol. 36, no. 2, 2013, pp. 91-96. Click here for the article PDF.

Onís, Kathleen M. de. “‘Looking Both Ways’: Metaphor and the Rhetorical Alignment of Intersectional Climate Justice and Reproductive Justice Concerns.” Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, vol. 6, no. 3, 2012, pp. 308-27. Click here for the article PDF.

News Articles and Other Public Scholarship

Ruth Santiago, Catalina M. de Onís, Kenji Cataldo, and Hilda Lloréns, “A Disastrous Methane Gas Scheme Threatens Puerto Rico’s Energy Future.” North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), June 4, 2020. Click here for the article link.

Onís, Catalina M. de, Hilda Lloréns, and Ruth Santiago. “Puerto Rico’s Seismic Shocks.” North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA), Jan. 15, 2020. Click here for the article link.

Onís, Catalina M. de. “La Chispa: Sparking Environmental Justice,” Rhetoric Society of America’s Rhetorics for All Catalog, 2020. Click here for the project link.

OnísCatalina M. de. “Puerto Rican Energy Researchers Excluded from Island’s Energy Transition Deliberations.” Latino Rebels, 16 Oct. 2017. Click here for the article link.

Santiago, Ruth “Tata,” Hilda Lloréns, Carlos Garcia-Quijano, and Catalina de Onís. “Dispatch from the Frontlines of Puerto Rico in a Post-Maria World.” Latino Rebels, 9 Oct. 2017. Click here for the article link.

Reprint: Truthout, 11 Oct. 2017. Click here for the article link.

Onís, Catalina M. de. “For Many in Puerto Rico, ‘Energy Dominance’ is Just a New Name for US Colonialism.” The Conversation, 21 Aug. 2017. Click here for the article link.

Onís, Kathleen de. “Vieques.” Environmental Justice Organisations, Liabilities & Trade: Mapping Environmental Justice, 2014. Click here for the article link.

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