Kira Walker is an independent journalist reporting at the intersection of environment, culture and society.
She specializes in writing deeply-researched features, often accompanied by her photography, and is drawn to stories about biocultural diversity, traditional ecological knowledge, pastoralism, drylands 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 mostly on projects in the Mediterranean.
Her work can be found in digital and print publications including the BBC, Deutsche Welle, The New Humanitarian, Nature Middle East, The Global Observatory, 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