Jennifer Ho is a professor of Asian American Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is the daughter of a refugee father from China and an immigrant mother from Jamaica. She is the author of three books: Consumption and Identity in Asian American Coming-of-Age Novels, Racial Ambiguity in Asian American Culture, which won the 2016 South Atlantic Modern Languages Association award for best monograph, and Understanding Gish Jen. 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.