Will Doig is a writer whose work has appeared The Guardian, Foreign Policy, New York, Men's Journal, Salon, The Daily Beast, South China Morning Post, The Bangkok Post and other publications. He was a recurring guest on NPR's "Talk of the Nation." His book, High-Speed Empire: Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia, was published by Columbia Global Reports in 2018.
In August 2019, Will helped artist and musician David Byrne launch Reasons to be Cheerful, an online editorial project of which he is now co-editor. Before that, he was part of the team that launched Tina Brown's online magazine The Daily Beast. He also served as international editor at Next City and, prior to that, editor-in-chief at Nerve. He created Salon's "Dream City" column, and has conducted journalism seminars for graduate students at The New School in New York. A frequent traveler, he has spoken at conferences and universities throughout the world.
In addition to writing and teaching, Will has worked closely with think tanks and NGOs, including The Rockefeller Foundation, the Asia Society Policy Institute and USAID. In 2013 and 2014, he worked with the film production studio Still Life Projects on a series of short documentaries shot in Bangkok and Baltimore.
He lives Manhattan with his partner, Benjamin Donner, and their daughter, Lily.