Mis publicaciones


Kicking off the Bootstraps: Environment, Development, and Community Power in Puerto Rico. For the series “Society, Environment, and Place.” Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1996. Winner of CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries Outstanding Academic Book Award, 1997.


«Γιάνκηδες ή Πορτορικανοί; Η στιγμή της αλήθειας για τη χρεοκοπημένη αποικία των ΗΠΑ.» («Yankees or Puerto Ricans? The moment of truth for the debt-ridden US colony.») Dromos Tis Aristeras, No. 354, 08 Abril 2017. https://www.e.droos.gr/giankides-oi-portoricanoi/

“Υποσχέσεις τέλος! Εκλογές στο Πουέρτο Ρίκο, την «Ελλάδα της Καραϊβικής» (“Promises are over! Elections in Puerto Rico, the “Greece of the Caribbean.” ) Dromos Tis Aristeras, No. 334, 19 November, 2016. http://www.e-dromos.gr/

“Transcript: interview with Déborah Berman Santana on crises in Puerto Rico and Greece.” Dialogos Media Radio. http://dialogosmedia.org/?p=6459

“Retorno a Grecia: el “Puerto Rico del Mediterraneo a un año del ‘Óxi’ (No)” Compartir es Vivir / Le Monde Diplomatique Puerto Rico, No. 56, p. A-11, September 2016 http://www.compartirpr.org/

« Wall Street vultures descend on debt-ridden Puerto Rico. » (with Michael Nevradakis). Mint Press News, August 18, 2016. http://www.mintpressnews.com/wall-street-vultures-descend-debt-ridden-puerto-rico/219562/

“Oscar in Greece, the ‘Puerto Rico of the Mediterranean’ “ La Voz del Paseo Boricua, July 2016. http://www.lavoz-prcc.org/2016/08/oscar-in-greece-the-puerto-rico-of-the-mediterranean/

“Puerto Rico Update” submitted to Dromos tis Aristeras, July 2016 http://www.e-dromos.gr/

“Puerto Rico: what’s happening in the Greece of the Caribbean?” In Greek: Πουέρτο Ρίκο: Τι συμβαίνει στην «Ελλάδα της Καραϊβικής»; Ektos Grammeis, Εκτός Γραμμής, July 2016 http://www.ektosgrammis.gr/website/poyerto-riko-ti-symvainei-stin-ellada-tis-karaivikis

“Puerto Rico la Grecia del Caribe, ¿Grecia el Puerto Rico del mediterráneo?” El Post Antillano, 28 Octubre 2015. http://www.elpostantillano.net/economia-solidaria/15756-deborah-berman-santana.html

“Puerto Rico’s debt crisis: Greece isn’t alone in struggling against austerity.” (with Michael Nevradakis). 19 October 2015. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33275-puerto-rico-s-debt-crisis-greece-isn-t-alone-in-struggling-against-austerity

“Deborah Santana: we need a new philosophy!” Interview in Dromos tis Aristeras, Part 2. 6 October 2015, p. 14. http://www.e-dromos.gr/debora-santana-xreiazomaste-mia-diaforetikh-filosofia/

“Deborah Santana: Puerto Rico is a territory…” Interview in Dromos tis Aristeras, Part 1, 26 September 2015, p.15. http://www.e-dromos.gr/debora-santana-to-puerto-rico-einai-ena-edafos/

“David contra Goliát: la lucha de Oakland contra Goldman Sachs y sus lecciones para Puerto Rico.” Claridad Edition no. 3096, August 2-8, 2012, pp. 26-27.

“Puerto Rico, la soberanía y la libre asociación.” Exégesis, 24:70, pp. 45-50, December 2011.

“Struggles for ex-Base Lands in Puerto Rico.” Special Issue, U.S. Military Bases Abroad, Peace Review, Summer 2010 (Vol 22, No 2), pp. 158-163.

“No somos únicos: el ‘status’ desde Manila a San Juan.” Exégesis 23:66, pp. 49-61, January 2010.

“No somos únicos: el estatus desde Manila a San Juan.” Published in the newspaper Claridad in four parts between May 5-26, 2010.

“Vieques, La Lucha Continúa: Reflections on 10 years since the death of David Sanes.” La Voz del Paseo Boricua. April 2009. http://boricuahumanrights.org/2009/04/09/vieques-lalucha-continua-reflections-on-10-years-since-the-death-of-david-sanes/

“Salazar puede lograr justicia en Vieques.” Invited Op-Ed article, El Diario/La Prensa, (NewYork’s largest Spanish-language daily newspaper), Tuesday, December 30, 2008, p. 21. http://www.impre.com/eldiariony/opinion/2008/12/30/salazar-puede-lograr-justicia-100771-1.html

“El impacto ambiental del militarismo.” Revista AlterNativa 2:1, pp. 18-19, enero-agosto 2007.

“La lucha inconclusa de Vieques.” Invited Op-Ed article, El Diario/La Prensa (New York’s largest Spanish language daily), April 19, 2007. http://www.eldiariony.com/noticias/detail.aspx?section=63&desc=OPINION&id=1623484

“¿Puede Puerto Rico ser un país independiente?” Educational brochure based on my article “Geographers, colonialism and development strategies: the case of Puerto Rico (Urban Geography 1996). La Nueva Escuela, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2006.

“Desarrollo, ambiente y la doctrina de la ‘no-viabilidad’.” Revista AlterNativa 1:2, pp.22-25, agosto-diciembre 2006.

“La lucha continúa: challenges for a post-Navy Vieques.” CENTRO 18:1 pp. 109-123, Spring

“Vieques después del cese de bombardeo militar: La Lucha Continúa.” Biekesí 5:1, pp. 23-25.

“Jim Blaut, ¡Presente! Puerto Rico: Theory, Solidarity, and Political Practice.” Antipode: a Radical Journal of Geography 37:5, pp.1023-1026, November 2005.

“Global ethics and the activist geographer: a personal view.” Ethics, Place and Environment 6:1, March 2003.

“Resisting toxic militarism: Vieques vs. the U.S. Navy.” Social Justice 29:1-2, pp.37-47, 2002

“Vieques, Puerto Rico, in focus: environmental and health impacts of Navy training.” Co-authored with Nazario, Cruz María, and John Lindsay-Poland. In Bullard, Robert (ed.) People of Color Environmental Justice Summit 2002. Atlanta: Clark Atlanta University, October 2002.

“Isla Kaho’olawe, Hawai’i: Lecciones para Vieques.” Ecoisla, August, 2002. http://indymediapr.org/news/2004/02/1523.php English version: http://cndyorks.gn.apc.org/caab/articles/vieques235.htm

“Health in Vieques: a crisis and its causes.” Co-authored with Nazario, Cruz María, and John Lindsay-Poland. Vieques Issue Briefs, No.3, June 2002. San Francisco: Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean.

“Vieques: is it needed by the Navy?” Co-authored with Shanahan, John, and John Lindsay-Poland. Vieques Issue Briefs, No.2, February 2002. San Francisco: Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean

“Environmental impacts of Navy training.” Vieques Issue Briefs, No.1, November 2001. San Francisco: Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean.

“The western lands of Vieques: community revival or colonial land grab?” Puerto Rico Update: Disarming the US Military Hub in Puerto Rico. Quarterly published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation Task Force on Latin America and the Caribbean. No.30, Summer 2000. Updated version published in Que Ondee Sola 28:9, pp.12-14 (November 2000).

“No somos únicos: the status question from Manila to San Juan.” Special Issue: 1898-1998, Part 2. CENTRO XI:1 (127-140), Fall 1999.

“Puerto Rico’s ‘Operation Bootstrap’: colonialist roots of a persistent ‘model’ for ‘third world’ development.” Revista Geográfica No.124, 1998.

“Some more weapons for defeating the enemy within.” In Our Own Voices 1:8, 1998.

“Geographers, colonialism, and development strategies: the case of Puerto Rico.” Special issue: environmental racism. Urban Geography XVII:5, 1996.

“El desarrollo económico, la lucha ambiental y el poderío comunitario en Puerto Rico.” Hómines 17:2, 1994.

“Colonialism, resistance, and the search for alternatives: the environmental movement in Puerto Rico.” Race, Poverty and the Environment VI:1, 1994.

“Los cambios en el gobierno de Estados Unidos desde la perspectiva de la comunidad hispana.” In Revista De PRISA, April 1993.

“The Puerto Rican environmental movement: a brief overview.” El Bienteveo Libre, November/December 1992.

“Puerto Rico, the bridge to Latin America and the Caribbean: environment, development, and the political future of a U.S. colony.” International Agricultural Development X:13, 1991.

“Fuentes alternas de energía.” Bulletin of the Puerto Rico Earth Day Committee, 1991.

Book Chapters:

“Vieques: the land, the people, the struggle, the future.” In Bullard, Robert (ed.), The Quest for Environmental Justice: Human Rights and the Politics of Pollution. San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, 2005.

“Puerto Rico and the environment.” In Oboler, S., and D.J. González (eds) Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

“Indigenous identity and the struggle for independence in Puerto Rico.” In Barker, Joanne (ed.), Sovereignty Matters: Locations of Contestation and Possibility in Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

“Environmentalism and the charge of genocide.” in Molina, A. (ed), USA on trial: the international tribunal on indigenous and oppressed peoples. Chicago: Coquí, 1996.


“La Ola de Syriza: Surgiendo y Estrellándose con la Izquierda Griega, por Helena Sheehan.” (The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left.) sometida a 80 Grados, agosto 2017.

Review of “Ayala, C.J., and J.L. Bolivar, Battleship Vieques: Puerto Rico from World War II to the Korean War. CENTRO, Vol. 24, no. 2, Fall 2012.

“Murillo, E.J. et al. Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice.” CENTRO 23:1, Spring 2011.

“Thompson, Lanny. Nuestra Isla y Su Gente: La Construcción del “Otro” Puertorriqueño en Our Islands and Their People.” CENTRO 21:1, Spring 2009, pp. 24-27.

“Pérez, Rosie, and Liz Garbus. “Yo Soy Boricua, Pa’ Que Tu lo Sepas.” CENTRO 19:2, Fall 2007, pp. 10-13.

“Picó, Fernando. San Fernando de la Carolina: Identidades y Representaciones.” CENTRO 28:2, Fall 2006, pp. 255-259.

“Grosfoguel, Ramón. Colonial Subjects: Puerto Ricans in a Global Perspective.” Journal of American Ethnic History 24:1, 2004.

“Ramos-Zayas, Ana Y. National Performances: the Politics of Class, Race, and Space in Puerto Rican Chicago.” Urban Studies 41:13, 2004.

“Novotny, Patrick. Where We Live, Work, and Play: The Environmental Justice Movement and the Struggle for a New Environmentalism.” Contemporary Sociology 31:1, 2002.

“Pardo, Mary. Mexican-American Women Activists: Identity and Resistance in Two Los Angeles Communities.” Urban Studies 36:10, 1999.

“Shiva, Vandana. Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge.” Ethics, Place and Environment II:1, 1999.

“Pulido, Laura. Environmental and Economic Justice: Two Chicano Struggles in the Southwest.” Ethics, Place and Environment 1:1, 1998.



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