City of sojourners versus city of settlers: transnationalism, location and identity among Taiwanese professionals in London and TorontoCity of sojourners versus city of settlers: transnationalism, location and identity among Taiwanese professionals in London and Toronto

Visiting Cairo in 2010I am Professor of Business Anthropology at Royal Holloway, University of London.

I am an author who writes guidebooks to SF television series, plays, audio dramas, and stories.

In all forms, I write about gender and ethnic identity, globalisation, networking, and how people deal with the changing working world.





Worldcon (8-14 August, Helsinki) update: I'll be presenting my paper on "Westworld, Tourism and Exploitation" on Friday at 14:00. A teaser: “Westworld presents a fantasy of what appears to be truly ethical tourism, in which no humans are harmed or exploited on any level. The ways in which the film and later TV series undermine that concept provide a mirror to present-day concerns about sex tourism and developing-world “adventure tourism”. Take a tour with a professional anthropologist through Westworld, and explore what it says about ourselves, our travels, and whether we can, indeed, have tourism without exploitation.”

I'll also be attending Nine Worlds Geekfest (4-6 August, London), where I'll be presenting my paper "Best Thing Is Just to Get On With It: Postcolonialism in 1980s Doctor Who", as previously heard at the Stone Tapes Symposium at the University of Lincoln last March.

Another new publication, this one in the latest Review of Sociology (Issue 4
After giving a keynote speech at Kristu Jayanti College, India, in 20159, edited by Christoph Dőrrenbacher and Mike Geppert). You can find my chapter, "Altered States of Consciousness: MNCs and Ethnographic Studies", at the link.

My short story "Morning in the Republic of America" will be appearing in Bundoran Press' forthcoming anthology 49th Parallels-- pre-ordering details soon.

Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management Journal has released the Special Issue on Gender in International Business and Management which I coedited with Susan Forquer Gupta, Amanda Bulloch and Tugba Kalafatoglu; click here for table of contents you can read our review essay for free here.

Conference news: I'll be attending the Academy of International Business conference in Dubai from 2-5 July 2017.
Attending the Gauda Prime Blake's 7 convention in 2015

My keynote address for the University of Lincoln's Telefantasy and Society Symposium, "A People's History of Telefantasy", is now available to read for free at click the link.

My short story "The Metaphor", first published in Interzone, has now been reprinted in the October 2016 issue of Forever Magazine.

My paper "Flex
ible identities and cross-border knowledge networking", based on the Taiwan study, is now available from Critical Perspectives on International Business.

The Fall 2016 issue of On Spec magazine
(vol. 27 no. 4) has my short story "The Little Car Dreams of Gasoline", a sequel to "Auto Ethnography" (although it was written first...).

Routledge are making free e-inspection copies of my monograph Transnational Business Cultures: Life and Work in a Multinational Corporation available to lecturers-- click the link to order yours.

Anthropology books

Professional Identities (with Shirley Ardener)


By Your Command: The Unofficial and Unauthorised Guide to Battlestar Galactica vol. 1

Audio dramas

Kaldor City: Metafiction


Blood and Water