Joseph Gualtieri - "The Iridescent Tanuki"

Joseph is Foossa's man in Hong Kong, working as a writer, researcher, and creative advisor. Joseph was born and grew up in upstate New York. Since earning a degree in English literature at Fordham University, he has worked variously as a busboy, private tutor, songwriter, animal laboratory technician, university instructor, copywriter, film extra, and as a semi-professional vagabond.

After living in New York, Germany, and the Philippines, Joseph moved to Hong Kong in 2011 to pursue postgraduate studies in geography and literature. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Hong Kong and an editor at Plug magazine. He has published academic research on geographical perception; travel writing and travel theory; and queer identity in Hong Kong.