Louward Allen Zubiri is a Ph.D. student at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and a student affiliate of East-West Center. He finished his BA and MA in Linguistics at the University of the Philippines Diliman. His research interests are in the areas of description, documentation, and revitalization of non-dominant and/or scarcely described Philippine languages and scripts. He is interested in how description, documentation, and revitalization are informative of and interdependent with policymaking, education, community development, and heritage awareness. He has undertaken community engagements with a focus on advocacy, training, and research on, for, and with Indigenous Cultural Communities in the Philippines.
He is also the current Head Researcher at the Mangyan Heritage Center, an NGO founded by anthropologist Antoon Postma promoting the cultural heritage of the eight Mangyan cultural communities in Mindoro. He is also part of Ethnologue’s Contributor Program and has more than 100 contributions to the Ethnologue.
He is a member of the Linguistic Society of America, the Linguistic Society of Hawai`i, the Linguistic Society of the Philippines, Grupo Kalinangan, and Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society.