Professor Liz Ho received her PhD in English Literature from Rutgers University in 2004. She specializes in late twentieth-century and twenty-first century Anglophone fiction and cultural politics; with research and teaching interests in postcolonial theory and fiction; film, visual literatures such as comics and graphic novel; and global literatures in English. Liz taught in the U.S. before returning to Hong Kong in 2013. Her monograph, Neo-Victorianism and the Memory of Empire (Continuum/Bloomsbury, 2012), explores how the resurrection of the nineteenth century in contemporary British and postcolonial texts, ranging from novels to graphic novels, “steampunk” and Jackie Chan films, allows the ghostly legacy of imperialism to be staged and remembered in and for the present. Liz’s current GRF-funded project, tentatively titled, Map-able, The Politics of Postcolonial Space, brings together geo-criticism, critical geography and postcolonial theory to extend a series of critical possibilities in contemporary fiction called “map-ability”.
Liz is the Consultant Editor of the online journal, Neo-Victorian Studies, and currently serves on the advisory and editorial boards of the International Journal of Students as Partners and the Journal of Cultural Urban Studies.