Yu Liang


Liang Yu is a PhD student in socio-cultural anthropology. Her research interests include indigeneity, epistemology of borderness and classification, nationalism and state-formation, bureaucracy and institution, decolonization and settler colonialism. By looking at the work of national reconciliation and transitional justice in Taiwan, her dissertation project asks how an internationalized, global concept of indigeneity becomes localized, contested, and remade in settler colonial, post-authoritarian Taiwan.  She is interested in settler colonialism in the non-White dominant societies, particularly Taiwan-- an empirical environment where the distinction of native and indigenous is entrenched in everyday life and political scenarios. She came to Cornell with a MA in Social Anthropology from Peking University and a BA in Political Science from National Taiwan University.