Dr. Jennifer Ho, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will become the Associate Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities.
“I’m very excited to be working with IAH Director Mark Katz and the rest of the IAH staff and am eager to help support the faculty in the college and across the university,” says Professor Ho.
In a Time article, IAH Fellow (2003) and philosophy professor Douglas MacLean defends “the number of philosophers” we need in response to Marco Rubio’s comments in the GOP debate: “We need more welders and less philosophers.”
It began when UNC music professor and jazz studies director Jim Ketch became the first faculty fellow in 1992, thanks to an endowment by David Pardue ’69 and his wife Becky. Back then, the Institute was called the Program for the Arts and the Humanities, located at the former West House between Hanes and Swain Halls. The story also features current Pardue Fellow Stephanie Elizondo Griest, assistant professor of creative nonfiction.
Jennifer Ho, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature, weaves her personal story as a Chinese-Jamaican American around food, family and identity during her visit to Jamaica to honor her late Uncle Frank. “Like my uncle, I strive to speak truth to power,” she writes, “to be that contrarian who looks at a different perspective and seeks a different opinion, not for the sake of being contrary but to make sure that the majority rule does not become the only voice in the room.”
Deadline: Friday, November 6 UNC faculty and graduate students from participating units may apply to the King’s College Fund for support for projects and collaborative events that advance the relationship between UNC and KCL. This program is supported by the … Read more