Jolan Hsieh/Bavaragh Dagalomai 

National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan

Jolan Hsieh/Bavaragh Dagalomai (Ph.D., Justice Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe) is a Taiwanese Indigenous scholar of the Siraya Nation. Jolan is a professor of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at the College of Indigenous Studies, and since 2014 has been the Director of the Center for International Indigenous Affairs at National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan).

Her research areas are Law and Society, Human Rights, Identity Politics, Global Indigenous Studies, Gender/Ethnicity/Class, Environmental Justice, Indigenous Education, Indigenous Sovereignty, and Decolonization Research. Jolan’s book publications include Collective Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Identity-Based Movement of Plains Indigenous in Taiwan (Routledge, 2006/2010) and In-between: Indigenous Research and Activism as Ceremonial Journey (Da-Hsine, 2017). As a devoted Indigenous activist and scholar, Jolan has produced a large body of knowledge in the areas of Indigenous rights and legal activism, identity politics, and gender and culture.  In the last few years she co-edited Indigenous Reconciliation in contemporary Taiwan – From Stigma to Hope (Routledge, 2022) and Indigenous Knowledge and Transdisciplinary Research (CIS, 2021).

Jolan’s professional services include advisor to the Presidential Office Indigenous Historical Justice and Transnational Justice Committee/convener of the Reconciliation Subcommittee, the Executive Yuan Indigenous Peoples Basic Law Working Committee, the Council for Indigenous Peoples Affairs PingPu Peoples Affairs Working Committee, Board of Director of Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, and President of Amnesty International Taiwan. Jolan has served as co-Chair for the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium since 2019.