• Welcome! About/Biodata

    Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison is currently teaching the “MA Thesis/Capstone in English” course and coaching other instructors in his role as Team Lead for the online M.A. programs in English and Writing at Southern New Hampshire University COCE. He previously taught SNHU’s “Pedagogy and Theory of Writing” and regularly pursues academic research in applied writing and cultural studies. As …

  • Professor of TESOL, Literature, Composition, Research & Communication

    Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison has been teaching composition & communication; language (TESOL) & literature; gender & sexuality; and social science research writing/methods at international universities in Asia, Europe and North America since 1997. As such he is a transdisciplinarian who is as much at home in the worlds of composition pedagogy and language teaching as …

  • Fragrance Writer, Perfumer & Magazine Editor

    Marlen has been working in the fragrance industry since 1990. Having started in sales and line representation, he later began a career in fragrance journalism as a writer for such notable sites as NowSmellThis and Basenotes. Marlen’s contributions have been included in The Washington Blade, MensJournal.com, MensFitness.com, Playboy.com, Forbes.com, NYTimes.com and international publications such as Finland’s …

  • “China, why not?”: serious leisure and transmigrant runners’ stories from Beijing

    The purpose of this study was to examine how amateur, serious distance runners negotiate their running practices upon transnational migration to China. Despite the extensive body of research into expatriate experiences and adaptation, serious leisure as a site where meaning-making occurs has not been studied in existing research. Through interviews with five female and two …