Kira Walker is an independent journalist reporting at the intersection of environment, culture and society.
She specializes in writing in-depth and deeply-researched features, often accompanied by her photography, and is especially interested in biocultural diversity, traditional and Indigenous knowledge, pastoralism, food sovereignty and decolonization.
Originally from Canada, Kira started working as a journalist serendipitously in Egypt, and continued for a time in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. She is now based out of Spain, focusing on projects across the Mediterranean and West Asia.
Her work can be seen in digital and print publications including Deutsche Welle, The New Humanitarian, Nature Middle East, Open Canada, World Politics Review, Equal Times, Weapons of Reason, EATEN: The Food History Magazine, Al-Fanar Media, Justice Info, The National, Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye and others.
Kira holds a MSc. in Human Security from Aarhus University, Denmark, and a BA in Geography, with distinction, from the University of Victoria, Canada. She is always working on her Spanish, and is studying Persian.
For assignments and collaborations: kira.a.walker[at]gmail[dot]com