Margaret Yun-Pu Tu

PhD Student



Margaret is pursuing her Ph.D. in Law at the University of Washington. She belongs to the Pangcah (Amis) tribe in Taiwan and is named “Nikal Kabala’an.” In the field of indigenous peoples’ law, she uses qualitative research methods to study higher education policy in Taiwan. In 2021, She was invited as a guest lecturer in the “Seminar on Contemporary Indigenous Cultural Rights” at National Chengchi University; the “Protection Act for the Traditional Intellectual Creations of Indigenous Peoples” in National Dong Hwa University; and the “Indigenous Peoples’ Intellectual Property Law” in Soochow University, Taiwan.

Prior to the UW Ph.D. program, she conducted research in artificial intelligence and data related regulations in the Research Center for Information Technology Innovation, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She also worked as a Legal Researcher in the Innovation & Intellectual Property Center, Science & Technology Law Institute, and served as a Professional Manager in the Council of Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan.