Dubai and Singapore: Global City, Maritime Port or Merchant State?
Department of Anthropology
Main Quad - Building 50
Room 51A (Colloquium Room)
Engseng Ho is Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Duke University. He is interested in the international and transcultural dimensions of Islamic societies, and their relations to western empires. His research sites tend to be around the Indian Ocean, in Arabia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. His thematic and teaching interests circle around mobility and anthropology-history. He has been active in promoting inter-Asian research with the SSRC, National University of Singapore, Hong Kong University and Arabian partners in recent years. He has previously worked as Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University; Senior Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies; Country and Profile Writer, The Economist Group; International Economist, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation.