Ying-Jen Lin

  • PhD Candidate in Socio-Cultural Anthropology

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Research Interests

  • Environmental Anthropology
  • Political Ecology
  • Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan
  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights
  • Neoliberalism
  • Community-Based Ecotourism
  • Environmental and Heritage Resource Management
  • Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Practices
  • Politics of Representation

Biographical Info

I am a PhD Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at MSU. I received my bachelor’s degree in Life Science from National Taiwan University and my master’s degree in Museum Studies from Taipei National University of the Arts, both in Taiwan. My dissertation research focuses on the diverse values among actors in multi-level partnerships in community-based ecotourism, and those values’ implications on the politics of forest governance. This study hopes to illuminate how the agency of Indigenous communities, non-governmental organizations, and nonhuman actors is exerted under neoliberal environmental governance.