Jennifer Ho

Director, Center For The Humanities & The Arts
University of Colorado Boulder

The daughter of a refugee father from China and an immigrant mother from Jamaica, Jennifer Ho directs the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she holds an appointment as Professor of Ethnic Studies. She is the president of the Association for Asian American Studies (2020-2022) and the author of one co-edited (along with Jim Donahue and Shaun Morgan) collection of essays, Narrative, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States (2017) and three scholarly monographs, Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels (2005), Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture (2015), which won the South Atlantic Modern Language Association award for best monograph, and Understanding Gish Jen (2015). In addition to her academic work, Ho is active in community engagement around issues of race and intersectionality, leading workshops on anti-racism and how to talk about race in our current social climate.

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