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Brenda McNally

Dublin City University
Email brenda.mcnally [at] dcu [period/dot] ie

Brenda McNally is an interdisciplinary social scientist specialising in media studies journalism and climate change communication. Her research examines how ideas, images and imaginaries about climate change and post-carbon futures mobilise citizen engagement and shape possibilities for radical social transformation. She is currently investigating young people’s visual constructions of climate futures as well as questions on gender and disinformation in climate and energy journalism.

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McNally, B. and Andrade, B., 2022. “Altered spaces: new ways of seeing and envisioning nature with Minecraft.” Visual Studies. 37 (3) 175 -182.

McNally, B. 2020. “Citizen’s Views of Climate Action: Insights on media use, trusted sources and perceptions.” Report No. 344, Environmental Protection Agency. Ireland.

McNally, B. 2018. “Mapping Press Narratives of Decarbonisation: Insights on Communication of Climate Responses.” International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 10 (1), 39-57.

McNally, B. 2018. “Building Carbon Literacy: How the Irish press normalise public discussion of climate mitigation actions.” IN Walter Leal Fihlo et al (eds) Handbook of Climate Change Communication: Vol. 3, 271-284. Springer Verlag.

McNally, B. 2015. “Media and Carbon Literacy: Shaping opportunities for cognitive engagement with low carbon transition in Irish media 2000 – 2013.” Razon y palabra. 19 (3) online.