Dr. Jolan Hsieh is an Associate Professor for the Department of Indigenous Relations and Cultures at the College of Indigenous Studies, National Dong Hwa University (Hualien, Taiwan). She earned her Ph.D. (2002) in Justice Studies from Arizona State University (USA). As a Taiwanese Indigenous scholar (Siraya Nation) and activist, she advocates using her knowledge in the field of social (in)justice. Throughout her academic and professional experiences, she has focused on research examining this topic of social (in)justice linked to human rights and activism. Jolan is also involved in global indigenous affairs, she is Director of the Center for International Indigenous Affairs at NDHU, and also serves as a council member for Native American and Indigenous Studies Association.
As a strong advocate for making theory practical, Jolan applies indigenous / feminist standpoint into her teaching, research, and service. Jolan is also very active in many NGOs. Along with holding many other positions; she currently serves as president of Amnesty International – Taiwan.