Yairen Jerez Columbié
My research activity focuses mainly on the interplay between actionable knowledge, environmental culture and policy.
I am a member of the Marine Governance team.
Between 2015 and 2019 I taught Latin American and Iberian cultural studies and languages at the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies of University College Cork, where I completed a PhD thesis on transatlantic collaborations, marginalised knowledge and the politics of postcolonialism. I hold a BA in Communication and a MRes in Communication and Cultural Studies for the Universitat de Girona. As a journalist and researcher in Cuba, Spain and Ireland, I gained experience in media production and qualitative research methods, including ethnographic fieldwork and archival research.
My interests also include environmental journalism, creative nonfiction and the co-production of knowledge that facilitates the development of resilience to climate change and extreme weather events in coastal communities of the Caribbean and the North Atlantic.
UCC Research Profile