Jennifer Ho, “Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture”

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
IBES 130 (Carmichael Auditorium)

Jennifer Ho will discuss concepts relating to the ambiguity of race—the ways in which our understanding of racial categories exceeds the boundaries society places around them, particularly by looking at Asian Americans who cannot be neatly typed into boxes: those who are multiracial, transracial adoptees, and existing as an Asian body at a time when race is often talked about in black and white terms. Interpreting race through the perspective of ambiguity allows us to see the institutions that uphold not only the category of race but also the system of racism that race undergirds, institutions of labor, marriage, and education to name just a few.

Jennifer Ho is a Professor in the Department of English & Comparative Literature and Associate Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. View faculty profile.

A CSREA Faculty Grant Event. Cosponsored by the Department of American Studies and the Department of English.