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 is also a co-founder of the anthropology blog anthro{dendum} (formerly Savage Minds). His personal blog is Keywords. Be sure to check out his newsletter, Triptych, and his Digital Garden (a kind of personal wikipedia) as well.

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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