Taiban Sasala


Research interest:

I’m Taiban Sasala from the Ngudradrekai indigenous tribe in Taiwan. I serve as a professor at the Department of Sociology at National Sun Yat-sen University since August 1st, 2019. My publication includes two monographs, two books (editor), two articles in academic monographs, two SSCI journal articles, four TSSCI journal articles, three EI articles and 5 journal articles. I’ve also run three three-year Minister of Science and Technology projects, four two-year MOST projects and a one-year project. My research mostly covers issues on the Paiwan and Ngudradrekai tribes in southern Taiwan while the topics of my publication ranges from  indigenous people’s management of natural resources conservation, to indigenous peoples’ traditional territory, to maps of indigenous tribes, to migration, to social resilience and to the anthropology of disaster. In the future I will move into the direction of indigenous  peoples’ food sovereignty and Austronesian societies and cultures. Currently the courses I’m teaching include Contemporary Indigenous Peoples’ Issues, Issues of South Society, and the Anthropology of Disaster, etc..