Joseph Ho

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Graduate Student Research Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies
Ph.D. Candidate, History

  • About

    Joseph Ho is a Ph.D. candidate in history. He is currently working on a dissertation focusing on the photography and filmmaking of American Christian missionaries in China between 1890 and 1950. He examines the role of vernacular visual practices and visual material circulation in cross-cultural experiences and transnational religious networks. As part of his dissertation research, he is actively involved in the organization and digitization of private visual sources (photographic prints, slides, films, etc.) alongside oral history collection and institutional archival research. Joseph is broadly interested in global history, visual culture, and cultural history in the United States and modern China.

    Joseph plans to complete his dissertation research and draft early chapters of the dissertation during the 2014-2015 academic year. The Eisenberg grant will allow him to conduct remaining archival research at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia, the Society of the Divine Word in Techny, Illinois, and the California Jesuit Archives at Santa Clara University.

  • Education
    • BA, History, University of California San Diego, 2009
    • MA, History, University of Michigan, 2012
  • Grants
    • Rackham Humanities Candidacy Fellowship
    • Rackham Centennial Fellowship