Ekalan Hou

Ekalan Hou studies art of the Asian Diaspora with interests in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century photography, transnational migration and labor history, Afro-Asian and Asian-Indigenous relations, performance and performativity of race, and American vaudeville. She received her BA with Honors in Art History and English from Stanford University, where she completed a thesis on the photographs of Mary Tape, Lai Yong, and Frank Jue. She has worked for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Asian American Art Initiative at the Cantor Arts Center. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Trans Asia Photography, Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, and Hyperallergic.