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Allen Xiao (Kóládé)

Graduate student (Ph.D.)

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Past Education

M.Phil., Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.Sc., Business Administration (Major in Tourism Management), Sun Yat-sen University, China
B.A., Anthropology, Sun Yat-sen University, China

Research Areas

African urbanism; Ethnicities; (Im)migration; Mobilities; China-Africa links; Regional focus: Nigeria


Teaching Assistant
Introduction to International Studies


Xiao, Allen Hai. 2015. In the Shadow of the States: The Informalities of Chinese Petty Entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 44(1): 75-105.

Lan, Shanshan and Allen Hai Xiao. 2014. Mobilités transfrontalières et réseaux transculturels de petits entrepreneurs chinois et nigérians (Trans-border mobility and cross-cultural business networking among Chinese and Nigerian petty entrepreneurs). Politique Africaine 134:45-67.

Deng, Grazia Ting and Allen Hai Xiao. 2016. Aspiring to Motility: Chinese Petty Entrepreneurs in Italy. In Valentina Pedone & Ikuko Sagiyama, eds., Transcending Borders, pp. 3-25, Firenze University Press.

Awards and Honors

2015. "Linking China and Nigeria Online: ICT Use, Social Relationships and Transnational Petty Entrepreneurship", First prize of Stan Brunn Student Paper Award from Communication Geography Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers.

2015. "Mapping Social Interactions between Chinese Migrants and Nigerians on the Roads in Lagos." The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) Research Grant

2015. Royal Air Maroc-ASA Student Travel Award, African Studies Association

2016. Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Other Activities

Convener, BORGHESI-MELLON WORKSHOPS (2015-2016), Post-colonial Consciousness: Representations of China in Africa LINK

Field Story: Being an Òyìnbó in Yorùbáland LINK

Contact Information

Office: 412 Science Hall

Email: : hxiao35@wisc.edu