Graduate student (Ph.D.)
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
African urbanism; Ethnicities; (Im)migration; Mobilities; China-Africa links; Regional focus: Nigeria
Teaching Assistant "Introduction to International Studies": Fall 2014, 2015, 2016
Teaching Assistant "Civilizations in India" (Online): Spring 2017
Lan, Shanshan and Allen Hai Xiao. 2014. MobilitÃ©s transfrontaliÃ¨res et rÃ©seaux transculturels de petits entrepreneurs chinois et nigÃ©rians (Trans-border mobility and cross-cultural business networking among Chinese and Nigerian petty entrepreneurs). Politique Africaine 134:45-67.
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.
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
Convener, BORGHESI-MELLON WORKSHOPS (2015-2016), Post-colonial Consciousness: Representations of China in Africa LINK
Field Story: Being an Òyìnbó in Yorùbáland LINK