Paloma Yáñez Serrano
Research Assistant, Department of Social Anthropology
Paloma Yáñez Serrano is a PhD Researcher in Social Anthropology with Visual Media at the University of Manchester. 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. Currently, Paloma is working for the Institute of Anthropology and Ethnology at Adam Mickiewicz University, as part of the EmCliC project “Embodying Climate Change”. In this project, Paloma is responsible for conducting ethnographic research through participant observation and focus groups, in Madrid. She is particularly interested on local manifestations of resilience mechanisms, as well as the networks of support that help communities cope with thermal stress. Website: bigtreecollective.com
Yáñez Serrano, P. and Walley, B. (forthcoming). Raising awareness of climate change creatively through free and accessible community engagement festivals. Special Issue “Climate Praxis”.
Yáñez Serrano, P. (forthcoming). Natures in tension through the adoption of agro-industrial biological control in Western Almeria. Special Issue Building Inclusive Agricultural Value Chains, Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics “POLLEN 2020”.
Yáñez Serrano, P. (2020). Music Videos as a Mode of Resistance in Almería’s Industrial Agriculture. Visual Ethnography, 9(1).
The End of an Era? A Story of Oil Workers. (2020). Dir. Paloma Yáñez Serrano and Benjamin Llorens Rocamora. Energy Ethics project, St. Andrews University. Available at: https://energyethics.ac.uk/art-of-energy/end-of-an-era/
I am waiting for you. (2017). Dir. Paloma Yáñez Serrano. Cross-Language Dynamics. Available at: <http://projects.alc.manchester.ac.uk/cross-language-dynamics/i-am-waiting-for-you/>
Yáñez Serrano, P. (2017). Audiovisual Research Practice in the global era. Visual Anthropology thematic thread, Allegra lab. Published April 17. Available at: < http://allegralaboratory.net/audiovisual-research-practice-in-the-global-era/>
Yáñez Serrano, P. & Llorens Rocamora, B. (2017). City Play: Collaborative Filmmaking with Children. Visual Anthropology thematic thread, Allegra lab . Published April 18. Available at: < http://allegralaboratory.net/city-play-collaborative-filmmaking-with-children/>
Nosso Morro. (2016). Dir. Paloma Yáñez Serrano. Teaching Anthropology/RAI Journal. Available at: < https://www.teachinganthropology.org/wp/multimedia/>
Yáñez Serrano, P. (2015). City Play, Independent cinema. Ciné Woman. WacPress. Available at: < https://issuu.com/wacpress/docs/cin_wom_15-16a_cinema_art/94>
City Play. (2015). Dir. Paloma Yáñez Serrano. Teaching Anthropology/RAI Journal. Available at: < https://www.teachinganthropology.org/wp/multimedia/> and < http://granadacentre.co.uk/project/city-play/> and < https://www.ethnofest.gr/film/city-play/>
“Embodying Climate Change. Transdisciplinary Research on Urban Overheating” (www.emclic.com)
EmCliC is a three-year research project that brings together social anthropology, sociology, climate science, epidemiology, atmospheric physics and novel technology, to understand and demonstrate how people experience climate change on a daily basis.
PI: dr Zofia Boni