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Energy Remix: Decolonial Discourses of Decarbonization
Start Date: 10/27/2016Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 10/27/2016End Time: 5:00 PM

Event Description
Kathleen de Onís
Indiana University-Bloomington

Whether it be in everyday talk, policy discussions, or in scholarly discourse, we all encounter, experience, and expend energy, as this force literally makes our world go ‘round. This presentation studies energy rhetorics and rhetoric as energy by examining how different social movement actors in Puerto Rico and in the US diaspora generate critical interruptions for their own context and beyond in response to what I call “energy coloniality” and “energy privilege.” While the different artifacts and experiences I engage emanate from and in many ways are specific to energy controversies, policies, and movements in Puerto Rico, some of the broader questions they evoke for contemporary times are relevant whether one lives on an island, on a large land mass, or in a rural or urban area. In conversation with energy and Latinx studies, as well as my primary research area of rhetorical studies, I conclude by arguing for rhetoric’s vital role in enabling and constraining more just, sustainable communities, as we individually and collectively (re)consider how we exert our energies and with what effects.
Location Information:
*WU Campus - Ford Hall
Kathleen de Onís
Admission / Ticket Info:
Ford Hall, Room 304
Other Details:
The Department of Civic Communication & Media is pleased to introduce the first of three finalists for its Tenure Track Assistant Professor position.
Kathleen de Onís
Associate Instructor & Ph.D. Candidate
Communication & Culture
Indiana University-Bloomington

The Willamette community is invited to attend Kathleen’s research presentation!

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