Mark Turin is an Associate Research Scientist at Yale University and Program Director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative. His research interests include language documentation, endangerment, and orality. Trained as an anthropologist and linguist, he directs the Digital Himalaya and the World Oral Literature Projects, collocated at Cambridge and Yale Universities. Additionally, he is the incoming Chair of the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His most recent book treats social inclusion in Nepal.