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 "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.

Tell-Tale Press' holiday fantasy anthology, The Spell Books 1: Winter Holidays, contains a reprint of my 2014 short story "The Egg Man". Purchase at the link for only 99p ($1.27).

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 (audio-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.

My short story "Doomed Youth" is in Interzone issue 278. You can see a preview here.
Attending the Gauda Prime Blake's 7 convention in 2015
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 climate-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!).

I'm on the Time for Cakes and Ale podcast again, this time discussing the "Dance of the Dead" episode of The Prisoner.
After giving a keynote speech at Kristu Jayanti College, India, in 2015

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.

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.

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