Dr Nelson Turgo
Nelson attended local schools in the Philippines where he graduated valedictorian both in grade and high school. He finished his undergraduate degree in English Studies (Creative Writing) at the University of the Philippines, Diliman (cum laude) where he also obtained his master’s degree in Philippine Studies (Literature and Anthropology). In 2006, he won a SIRC-Nippon fellowship to read for a PhD in Social Sciences (Global Political Economy) at Cardiff University, graduating in 2010. His thesis “Bugabug ang Dagat: The Local Life of a Fishing Community in the Philippines” was awarded a Category 1 Pass. He is also an accomplished bi-lingual fictionist having been published in some literary magazines and journals in the Philippines. He grew up in a small fishing community.