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Paloma Yáñez Serrano is a PhD Researcher in Social Anthropology with Visual Media at the University of Manchester. She works at the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (UAM). Her research focuses on labourers’ embodied adaptations to industrial agriculture and changing landscape in Almería, in southern Spain. She is an award-winning independent ethnographic filmmaker and social anthropologist interested in the methods of adaptation humans develop to address the changing environment, technology and political conflicts. Paloma is now working on the research project EmCliC 'Embodying Climate Change: Transdisciplinary Research on Urban Overheating'. She is responsible for conducting ethnographic research in Madrid. She is particularly interested on local manifestations of resilience mechanisms, as well as the social networks of support that help communities cope with thermal stress. Email: palo_yase@hotmail.com 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Social Science, Poverty Reduction, Policy and Practice, MSc - distance learning; Research: The spatial and temporal specificities of Engagement; the case of a Congolese rapper, SOAS University of London


Award Date: 1 Jun 2015

Master of Social Science, Social Anthropology, Pre-master. Visual research: Shooting a story of transgender lives in Holland, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden (Leiden Univ)


Award Date: 1 Feb 2013

Bachelor of Social Science, Political Science with specialization in the Middle East, BSc; Exchange year in Cairo University , Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po)


Award Date: 1 Jun 2012

External positions

Research Associate in Anthropology Project ‘Embodying Climate Change', Adam Mickiewicz University

1 Mar 20211 Oct 2023


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