Mark Turin is a linguist and anthropologist and has been working in the Himalayan region for 20 years. Turin directs the World Oral Literature Project, an urgent global initiative to document and make accessible endangered oral literatures before they disappear without record. He co-founded the Digital Himalaya Project as a platform to make multi-media resources from the Himalayan region widely available online. Both projects are now co-located at Yale and Cambridge, where Turin is Program Director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative. Turin also served as Chief of Translation and Interpretation at the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN). Turin’s work focuses on ethnolinguistics, language planning and policy, visual anthropology and digital archives. He is the author or coauthor of four books, the editor of five volumes and has published numerous articles and book chapters.