Nelson Turgo

Nelson’ research interest is underpinned by his robust theoretical engagement with global-local nexus and space-place dialectics. This feeds into his main areas of research that include fishing communities, the maritime industry, qualitative research methods,  and ethnography. He obtained his undergraduate degree in English Studies (Creative Writing), cum laude, from the University of the Philippines – Diliman where he also graduated with a master’s degree in Philippine Studies (Literature and Anthropology). He did further studies in Cardiff University, Wales, UK where he was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research Methods (with distinction) and a PhD in Social Sciences (Sociology). His studies on fishing communities and research methods have been published in the journals Qualitative Research, Sociological Research Online, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Journal of Rural Studies, South East Asia Research, Social Science Diliman, Philippine Sociological Review, Philippine Studies: Historical and Ethnographic Viewpoints, Daluyan: A Journal in Filipino and Sabangan. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Asian-Pacific Journal of Social Quality. He is also a published fictionist.

Nelson is currently Research Associate at the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC), Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Cardiff life