Mark Turin

Co-Lead of Language Background and Culture

University of British Columbia

Mark Turin is an anthropologist, linguist and occasional radio presenter. His research focuses on language reclamation, revitalization, documentation and conservation; language mapping, policies, politics and language rights; orality, archives, digital tools and technology. He brings over 20 years of fieldwork experience in the Himalayas and more recently with communities in the Pacific Northwest to this SSHRC PG. Together with Co-Lead Henny Yeung, Mark will focus on linguistic and cultural diversities, in particular examining strengths and challenges in acquiring full literacy in one of Canada’s official languages.