I’m an independent journalist and photographer focusing on the environment and biocultural diversity across the Mediterranean and West Asia. I specialize in writing deeply reported digital and magazine features about traditional knowledge, food sovereignty, pastoralism, drylands, ethnobotany and agrobiodiversity.

My work appears in the BBC, Deutsche Welle, Atlas Obscura, Al Jazeera, Nature Middle East, The New Humanitarian, Equal Times, Weapons of Reason, EATEN: The Food History Magazine, The Global Observatory, World Politics Review, Open Canada, Justice Info, Middle East Eye, Al-Fanar Media and others.

In addition to writing, I also offer editing and research services.

I hold a MSc. in Human Security from Aarhus University and a BA in Geography, with distinction, from the University of Victoria. I grew up in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies and now live in a village in Andalusia after chapters in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Egypt. I’m always working on my Spanish, and am also studying Persian.

For commissions, collaborations, story ideas or to say hello: kira.a.walker[at]gmail[dot]com or +34 625 952 495 ( Signal / Telegram / WhatsApp )