About Me

I’m an independent journalist and photographer with a focus on environmental reporting in the world’s drylands, the Mediterranean and occasionally elsewhere. Originally from Canada, I currently call Spain home.

I’m especially interested in biodiversity, water, food, human security and gender issues, and also cover research news across West Asia and North Africa.

My work from West Asia, North Africa, Southern Europe, and beyond has been published by digital publications and print magazines including World Politics Review, Open Canada, Nature Middle East, Deutsche Welle, Weapons of Reason, Equal Times, EATEN: The Food History Magazine, Justice Info, The National, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye and others.

I graduated with a MSc. in Human Security from Aarhus University, Denmark, and received a BA in Geography, with distinction, from the University of Victoria, Canada.

For possible assignments, story tips, or to say hello, please contact me at kira.a.walker(at)gmail(dot)com or +34 625 952 495 (WhatsApp/Telegram)