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Dr. Ciwang Teyra

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Teyra is a professor in the department of social work at the National Taiwan University.  She is an expert on issues related to indigenous peoples. Her scholarship includes historical trauma, healing and resistance, indigenous resilience, and global indigenous health and health policy.  She has conducted community-based participatory research and has used a blend of methods to study indigenous groups.  She herself hails from the Truko indigenous group in Taiwan.  She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington, in the United States.  She is also affiliated with the Center for International Indigenous Affairs at National Dong Hwa University.  Dr. Teyra is a scholar-activist and has worked on various human rights issues, including during her tenure with the Taiwan Association for Human Rights.