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Peer-reviewed publications

Hestres, L. E. & Hopke, J. E. (2019). Fossil fuel divestment: Theories of change, goals and strategies of a growing climate movement. Environmental Politics. doi: 10.1080/09644016.2019.1632672

Hopke, J. E. & Hestres, L. E. (2018). Visualizing the Paris climate talks on Twitter: Media and climate stakeholder visual social media during COP21. Social Media + Society. doi: 10.1177/2056305118782687

Hestres, L. E. (2018). Take action now: Motivational framing and action requests in climate advocacy. Environmental Communication, 12(4), 462-479. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2018.1424010

Hestres, L. E. & Hopke, J. E. (2017). Internet-enabled activism and climate change. In M.C. Nisbet (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.404

Hestres, L. E. (2017). Tools beyond control: Social media and the work of advocacy organizations. Social Media + Society, 3(2), 1-11. doi: 10.1177/2056305117714237

Hopke, J. E. & Hestres, L. E. (2017). Communicating about fossil fuel divestment. In M.C. Nisbet (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication. Oxford: Oxford University Press. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.013.566

Hestres, L. E. (2015). Climate change advocacy online: Theories of change, target audiences, and online strategy. Environmental Politics, 24(2), 193-211. doi: 10.1080/09644016.2015.992600

Hestres, L. E. (2014). Preaching to the choir: Internet-mediated advocacy, issue public mobilization, and climate change. New Media & Society, 16(2), 323-339. doi: 10.1177/1461444813480361

Hestres, L. E. (2013). App neutrality: Apple’s app store and freedom of expression online. International Journal of Communication, 7, 1265–1280.

Book chapters and online companions

Hestres, L. E. (2020). Fighting climate change denial in the U.S. In N. Almiron & J. Xifra (Eds.), Climate change denial and public relations: Strategic communication and interest groups in climate inaction. New York, NY: Routledge.

Hestres, L. E. & Nisbet, M. C. (2018). Environmental advocacy at the dawn of the Trump era. In N. J. Vig & M. E. Kraft (Eds.), Environmental Policy: New Directions for the 21st Century (10 ed., pp. 66-86). Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press.  

Hestres, L. E. (2016). The emerging ethics of digital political strategists. In A. Davisson & P. Booth (Eds.), Controversies in digital ethics (pp. 172-185). New York, NY: Bloomsbury Press. 

Hestres, L. E. (2015). A case of online-to-offline activism. The civic media project.


Hestres, L. E. (2020, August 4). Protest, interrupted? Climate activism during the coronavirus pandemic. E-International Relations.

Hestres, L. E. (2018, August 8). All the battles being waged against fossil fuel infrastructure are following a single strategy. The Conversation.

Hestres, L. E. (2017, October 3). Commentary: Help Puerto Rico by urging Congress to craft an aid plan. The Austin American-Statesman.

Hestres, L. E. (2017, January 15). What does Trump’s election mean for digital freedom of speech? The Conversation.

Hestres, L. E. (2015, November 6). The activists’ playbook behind Obama’s Keystone rejection. The Conversation.

Hestres, L. E. (2015, April 1). More than sun and rum: The incredible communicative richness of Puerto Rico. ICA Newsletter, 43(3).

Hestres, L. E. (2015, January 25). With U.S.-Cuba ties warming, what to do about

Puerto Rico? Houston Chronicle.

Hestres, L. E. (2015, January 22). Abolish the #SOTU rebuttal because social media

Hestres, L. E. (2014, October 29). Is it time for a digital politics code of ethics?

Hestres, L.E. (2014, January 7). A cognitive behavioral approach to surviving your first year as a PhD student. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Graduate Student Interest Group Newsletter. Hestres, L. E. (2013, May 30). Apple’s app store and freedom of expression online. CGCS Media Wire.