Jennifer Ho

Director, Center for Humanities & the Arts; Eaton Professor of Humanities and the Arts; Professor, Ethnic Studies; University of Colorado Boulder

The daughter of a refugee father from China and an immigrant mother from Jamaica, Jennifer Ho is the director of the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also 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 (Ohio State University Press 2017) and three scholarly monographs, Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels (Routledge 2005), Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture (Rutgers University Press 2015), which won the South Atlantic Modern Language Association award for best monograph, and Understanding Gish Jen (University of South Carolina Press 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 political climate. Most recently she developed a PowerPoint slide deck on anti-Asian racism & COVID-19, which CU Boulder turned into a website: and co-developed a free, 3-week, self-paced anti-racism course on Coursera: