I am a Doctoral candidate and researcher at the University of Oulu, in Northern Finland. Originally from Australia, my household is a multinational organisation. My field research has been focused on grass roots intimacies within 'greater china', the PRC, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. I recently returned from eighteen months ethnographic fieldwork in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. My academic career has spanned, media studies, anthropology and geography. My professional experience has focused on international education and student welfare. I have a particular interest in reciprocity within academic contexts.