Seng-Guan is an urban anthropologist who does fieldwork in Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. He researches on the intersections between cities, religion, migration and civil society in Southeast Asia. He also makes ethnographic documentaries.
He holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Seng-Guan was an Evans Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge and a Senior Fellow of the Nippon Foundation for Asian Public Intellectuals. He is currently an Associate of the UNESCO Chair in Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Relations, Asia-Pacific Region held by Emeritus Professor Gary Bouma.