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Engseng Ho, Professor of Cultural Anthropology

Engseng Ho

Please note: Engseng has left the "History" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Professor Ho received his PhD and MA in Anthropology from University of Chicago. He is a specialist on Arab/Muslim diasporas across the Indian Ocean, and their relations with western empires, past and present. He has been involved in the Inter-Asia collaborations among the Social Science Research Council, NUS, Hong Kong University, Gottingen University and others since 2008, including the SSRC Inter-Asia postdoctoral fellowships programme. His writings include The Graves of TarimGenealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean, and Empire through Diasporic Eyes: A View from the Other Boat.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  205 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-4544
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2023):

  • CULANTH 210.01, GLOBAL CULTURE Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 126, WF 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as VMS 247.01)
    West Duke 204, W 03:20 PM-05:50 PM
Teaching (Spring 2024):

    Friedl Bdg 240, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMES 411S.01, HISTORY 444S.01, ICS 436S.01, RELIGION 411S.01)
  • CULANTH 744S.01, MOBILITY Synopsis
    Friedl Bdg 216, Tu 04:40 PM-07:10 PM

Ph.D.The University of Chicago2000
M.A.The University of Chicago1990
B.A.Stanford University1986

Global Transnational History
Race and Ethnicity
Comparative Colonial Studies
African, Middle East and Asia
European and Russia
Global and Comparative

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Ho, E, Inter-Asian Concepts for Mobile Societies, The Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 76 no. 4 (November, 2017), pp. 907-928, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Ho, E, Afterword: Mobile law and thick transregionalism, Law and History Review, vol. 32 no. 4 (September, 2014), pp. 883-889, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Ho, E, Black-Gold Rescues US Dollar Hegemony, Current Anthropology, vol. 55 no. 2 (January, 2014), pp. 145-146, University of Chicago Press [doi]
  4. Ho, E, The china-africa axis in relation to other regional axes, Middle East Report, vol. 44 no. 270 (January, 2014), pp. 14-17  [abs]
  5. Ho, E, FOREIGNERS AND MEDIATORS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF MALAY SOVEREIGNTY, Indonesia and the Malay World, vol. 41 no. 120 (July, 2013), pp. 146-167, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs]

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