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Diana Morales

PhD in geography, with emphasis on economic and development geographies. 



Works at

Postdoctoral fellow at Department of Geography Units: Geography
Samhällsvetarhuset, Plan 2& 3 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I hold a PhD from the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies CURDS, Newcastle University (UK). My area of expertise lies on economic geography, with emphasis on rural, local and regional development. I am interested in processes of economic geographies, including sustainable transformations, development geographies and diverse economies, and in understanding the geographical processes and results of regional development paths, uneven development and institutions. Theoretically, my point of departure is uneven development, local and regional development theories, and diverse economies. Empirically, my strongest point are compared case studies, and have experience working in Latin America and Europe.

My current research project explores the sustainable transformation of consolidated industries, as well as the opportunities for sustainable pathways in emerging industries in Latin America, focusing on global production networks. 


European Planning Studies, Routledge 2023, Vol. 31, (8) : 1734-1753
Morales, Diana; Dahlström, Margareta
Bulletin of Latin American Research, John Wiley & Sons 2022, Vol. 41, (2) : 193-208
Morales, Diana
Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, Taylor & Francis Group 2021, Vol. 103, (2) : 116-132
Albrecht, Moritz; Grundel, Ida; Morales, Diana
Fennia, Geographical Society of Finland 2021, Vol. 199, (2) : 174-187
Morales, Diana
Regional Studies, Regional Science, Taylor & Francis Group 2021, Vol. 8, (1) : 54-64
Morales, Diana; Sariego-Kluge, Laura
Regions and Cohesion, Berghahn Books 2020, Vol. 10, (1) : 61-87
Morales, Diana