P. Kerim Friedman
P. Kerim Friedman has studied and taught ethnographic film and photography since 1993. He has a long-standing commitment to working with indigenous peoples, having done his dissertation fieldwork in a rural Taiwanese Aborigine community. That research examined contemporary linguistic markets and language policy in Taiwan in terms of the historical processes of state formation, class alliances, and identity politics. He has been supported by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, the Institute of Ethnology, Academica Sinica in Taiwan and was awarded a Fullbright-Hayes Fellowship. He now teaches at the Department of Indigenous Cultures, National Dong Hwa University in Hualian, Taiwan. This is his first project in India, but he hopes it will just be the beginning of many more to come.
His writings and links to various online projects can be found on his official Site.