Roberto Castillo (PhD Cultural Studies) is a lecturer at the African Studies Programme at The University of Hong Kong. He is from Mexico but has been living, working and researching in the Asian region since 2006. Besides Cultural Studies, his training is in journalism, international relations, political science and history. In 2009, when he was working as an editor for a branch of Xinhua News Agency in Beijing, he became interested in the increasing presence of foreigners in China and their transnational connections. Since 2010, he has been carrying out cultural research on Africans in Guangzhou. He also administers a website dedicated to the wider field of Africans in China at www.africansinchina.net.