About Kerim

P. Kerim Friedman (傅可恩) is a professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University (NDHU) in Taiwan. His research explores language revitalization efforts among Indigenous Taiwanese, looking at the relationship between language ideology, indigeneity, and political economy.

An ethnographic filmmaker, he co-produced the Jean Rouch award-winning documentary, ‘Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!’ about a street theater troupe from one of India’s Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNTs).

Kerim was a co-founder of the anthropology blog anthro{dendum} (formerly Savage Minds). He now blogs at Keywords and runs the Triptych newsletter. He also maintains a Digital Garden, which is a sort of personal wiki.

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Dr. P. Kerim Friedman
National Dong Hwa University
Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures
No. 1, Sec. 2, Da Hsueh Rd.
Shoufeng, Hualien 97401, Taiwan