P. Kerim Friedman

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Kerim is a Taiwan-based anthropologist. (中文版)
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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 is also a co-founder of the anthropology blog anthro{dendum} (formerly Savage Minds). His personal blog is Keywords.

Latest News

I am currently editing a short documentary about an Indigenous cooking contest.
My co-authored article (with Sifo Lakaw) “‘No One at School Can Speak Pangcah’: Family Language Policy in an Indigenous Home in Taiwan” is now available on the International Journal of Taiwan Studies website.
In 2021 I served as the Chair of Taiwan Studies at IIAS, Leiden University in the Netherlands, I am now back at NDHU in Taiwan.
A book chapter on the history of Indigenous documentary film in Taiwan was published in 2021, and one on the definition of “ethnographic film” was published in 2020. See my 📖Peer Reviewed Publications page for more info.

Mailing address:

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

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