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Durham University

Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Mr Diego Astorga de Ita, MSc

Research Postgraduate (PhD) in the Department of Geography
Room number: W601

Contact Mr Diego Astorga de Ita (email at

About me...

Mexican born in Durham.
BSc in Envionmental Science & MSc in Biology; both in the National Autonomous University of Mexico (¡Goooooooya! ¡Goooooya!...)
Currnently doing a PhD on how music relates to the environment in the Mexican Sotavento.

Research Interests

  • Geographies of music and sound.
  • Son jarocho (Mexican Leeward music)
  • The poetics of space and place
  • The separation and hybridization of culture and nature.

Selected Grants

  • 2017: Mexican Bureau of Public Education (SEP) Complementary Scholarship
  • 2017: Third place in the ArkLight Fund essay or poster competition.
  • 2017: Ustinov College Travel Award
  • 2016: Mexican Bureau of Public Education (SEP) Complementary Scholarship
  • 2016: Mexican Council for Science and Technology (CONACYT) PhD Scholarship

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