2022 Georgia Tech Diversity Symposium Keynote Speakers

Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Ph.D.

Evelyn Hu-DeHart was born in China and immigrated to the United States with her parents when she was 12. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, she studied in Brazil on an exchange program, where she became fascinated with Latin America, an interest that eventually led her to a Ph.D. in Latin American history. She has written two books on the Yaqui Indians and much of her research centers on the Asian diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Hu-DeHart is a professor of history, American studies, and ethnic studies at Brown University. She served as director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Brown from 2012 to 2014, and director of the Consortium on Advanced Studies in Cuba from 2014 to 2015, and again in 2019. She received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University and her Ph.D. in Latin American/Caribbean history from the University of Texas at Austin.


Jennifer Ho, Ph.D.

The daughter of a refugee father from China and an immigrant mother from Jamaica, whose own parents were, themselves, immigrants from Hong Kong, Jennifer Ho directs the Center for Humanities & the Arts at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she also teaches Ethnic Studies. She has written three books, edited two essay collections, and authored several articles for both specialized and general audiences. 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. You can follow her on Twitter @drjenho.



Catch both Evelyn and Jennifer at the 2022 Georgia Tech Diversity Symposium on September 14, 2022. Learn more or register to attend!