Mark Turin is an anthropologist, linguist and occasional radio presenter, and an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. He has served as Chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program and as Acting Co-Director of the University’s Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. Mark directs he World Oral Literature Project and the Digital Himalaya Project. His regional focus has been the Himalayan region, and more recently, the Pacific Northwest. Mark writes and teaches on ethnolinguistics, language endangerment, visual anthropology, digital archives and fieldwork methodology. He is a regular BBC presenter on issues of linguistic diversity and language endangerment.