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, novels and stories. I also blog occasionally.

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





My short story "Doomed Youth", first published in Interzone issue 278, is being reprinted in Best Of British SF 2018 from Newcon Press. It will be launched at the World Science Fiction Convetion in Dublin this August, but you can preorder it at the link.

My latest academic article, “‘National culture’ as an integrating agent in the post-acquisition organisation” is now available online in advance of publication in International Journal of Human Resource Management. Click the title to view it.

My short story "Every Little Star" has appeared in the Winter 2019 issue of Mad Scientist Journal, and is available to read for free at this link.

131 (Vol. 47 Issue 3) contains Alan's and my article on colonialism and postcolonialism in the Cartmel and Davies eras of Doctor Who.

Attending the Gauda Prime Blake's 7 convention in 2015
My first novel, Driving Ambition, is now available in trade paperback, Kindle and Kobo formats.

The cover blurb reads:

"In the not-too-distant future, intelligent Things are recognized as sentient beings--but do they have the same rights as humans? And what about the free-floating Intelligents deep within the Internet. Thompson Jennings is a man with unique problems and unique abilities--he can interface between the human and machine worlds, acting as a go-between in labour negotiations and other disputes. But when one his clients, a sentient taxicab, is murdered, his problems multiply and his abilities are stretched to the limit."

You can also see the interview I did with Ed Fortune of Starburst magazine for the BSFA here (aud
io-only version here), and see a video of me reading the first chapter here. There's also a video trailer for the book which you can see here.

Obverse Books' The Black Archive is a book series covering every single Doctor Who story in detail-- and I'm pleased to say that I'll be doing the volume on The Robots of Death, my favourite Doctor Who story ever, to be published in 2020.

I've gone live with my new writerblog, A Doctor of Many Things. It'll mostly be for short stories based on my travels, my fieldwork, behind the scenes on fiction writing, and so forth. If you like it, please follow it.

My second novel, "Rabbit in the Moon", has been acquired by ChiZine Publications. This is the full story of an apocalyptic journey through After giving a keynote speech at Kristu Jayanti College, India, in 2015climate-changed North America previously seen in my short stories "Rabbit Season" and "Mouse Trap". And it's got biopunk Aztecs.

A video of my mini-lecture "Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones" is now on my Youtube channel (subscribe for more amazing academic content!).

Another new publication, this one in the latest Review of Sociolo
gy (Issue 49, edited by Christoph Dőrrenbacher and Mike Geppert). You can find my chapter, "Altered States of Consciousness: MNCs and Ethnographic Studies", at the link.

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