Position title: Faculty Associate & AASP Undergraduate Student Advisor, Asian American Studies
302 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Lisa Ho was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, CA; a bustling ethnic enclave known for its delicious and affordable Chinese cuisine. As a first-generation Chinese American, Lisa was motivated to better understand her community and its histories of struggle and triumph. Lisa completed a Master’s in Asian American Studies at University of California, Los Angeles in 2010. She received a doctorate in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego in 2017. Her research specialties include transnational Asian American Studies, U.S. and North Korean relations, and Critical Refugee Studies. She worked for the Summer Bridge Program at UCSD which uplifts first-gen and historically underrepresented students. She also taught for the Ethnic Studies Department at UCSD as a lecturer. She completed a teaching postdoctoral fellowship in Asian/Asian American Studies at the College of Holy Cross before arriving at UW Madison. In addition to teaching, Lisa has worked with different non-profit organizations in Los Angeles such as KIWA, CAUSE, and LEAP. Her courses include Eating Asian America, Critical Refugee Studies, Asian American Politics, and Transnational Asian American Popular Culture.