Mark Turin

Mark Turin

Mark Turin was trained in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge after which he spent a year cataloguing Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf's ethnographic films. Then he joined the Himalayan Languages Project at Leiden University, the Netherlands, to write a grammar of Thangmi, a hitherto undescribed Tibeto-Burman language spoken in eastern Nepal. His doctoral dissertation offers an analysis of the grammar of the Thangmi language supported by glossed texts and a comprehensive lexicon of the two main dialects. Click here to see his publications.

Mark currently directs the Digital Himalaya Project and the recently established World Oral Literature Project, and is a Fellow of Hughes Hall, a College at the University of Cambridge.