Scott Simon
Scott Simon
Full Professor, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences

Social Science Building, FSS10007 (120 University Private)
613-562-5800 ext. 1363


Full Biography 

Research Interests

  • Indigenous Peoples' Rights (Taiwan)
  • Self-Determination
  • Taiwan's Place in the Indo-Pacific

Ph.D., Anthropologie (Université McGill, Montréal, 1998) | M.A., Anthropologie (Université McGill, Montréal, 1994) | B.A., Études est-asiatiques et Études d'allemand (Université d'Indiana, Bloomington, 1988)

Scott Simon specializes in the political anthropology of indigeneity and indigenous rights in Taiwan. He explores conflicting political ontologies, with a particular interest in questions of political autonomy and rights to the management of wildlife. He has done ethnographic research with Truku and Sediq peoples since 2004. He has also recently done field research in Japan and Guam (Guåhan). His book, Sadyaq Balae ! L’autochtonie formosane dans tous ses états, has been published by Presses de l'Université Laval.