Yairen Jerez Columbié
Assistant Professor, Latin American Studies and Intercultural Communication, TCD
Biography: I work at the intersection between Cultural Studies, Communication and Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies. My publications investigate intercultural communication, fluid identities, cultural translation, decolonial ecologies and ecocriticism in diverse countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in Catalonia and Ireland. I joined TCD after leading interdisciplinary research projects at the Science Foundation Ireland Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine Research and Innovation (MaREI) to inform Irish and European environmental policies. As an active researcher, essayist and poet, I am particularly interested, in designing and undertaking research and initiatives that connect artists, intellectuals, scientists, communities and policymakers to support equity, diversity and inclusion in knowledge-making and creative processes. My current research focuses on the role of Latin American and Caribbean epistemologies in communicating climate change and shaping global responses to environmental challenges. My research and supervision interests include Environmental Humanities and Ecocriticism; Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies; Ecofeminism; Intercultural Communication; Critical Theory; Postcolonial Intellectual History; Migration, Diaspora and Exile; Creative Nonfiction and Ecopoetry.
TCD research profile link: https://www.tcd.ie/research/profiles/?profile=jerezcoy