Risaw Walis


My name is Risaw Walis and I belong to the Sediq people, one of the communities of Taiwan Indigenous Peoples. I joined the Phd program in the School of Philosophy, Religion, and History of Science at the University of Leeds in 2021. Before coming to Leeds, I completed my BA (Political Science) at Tunghai University, Taiwan, Research MA (Theology and Religious Studies) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and MA (Theology) at Yu-shan Theological College and Seminary, Taiwan.

Research interests

  • Indigenous theologies
  • Indigenous land issues
  • Indigenous land theologies
  • Indigenous mother-tongue biblical interpretative strategies
  • Postcolonial biblical criticism


  • BA (Political Science) - Tunghai University
  • BA (Theology and Religious Studies) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • ReMA (Theology and Religious Studies) - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • MA (Theology) - Yu-shan Theological College and Seminary