Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Preserving the Tibetan Dialect Through the Documentation of Oral Tradition
Mark Turin (PhD, Linguistics, Leiden University, 2006) is an anthropologist, linguist and occasional radio presenter, and an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. From 2014-2018, Dr. Turin served as Chair of the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program and from 2016-2018, as Acting Co-Director of the University’s new Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies. Before joining UBC, he was an Associate Research Scientist with the South Asian Studies Council at Yale University, and the Founding Program Director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative. He continues to hold an appointment as Visiting Associate Professor at the Yale School Forestry & Environmental Studies. Prior to Yale, Dr. Turin worked a Research Associate at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. At UBC, Dr. Turin is an Associate Member of the Department of Asian Studies an Affiliate Member of the Institute of Asian Research.
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Mark is an absolutely exceptional supervisor. Never in my academic or professional career have I felt so supported by a supervisor. I have no doubts that Mark constantly has my best interests at heart and he works tirelessly to support my scholastic, professional, and personal development. Words fall short as I try to articulate how grateful I am to study under the guidance of such a person. Perhaps the best way for me to describe him is as a dreamweaver, as I truly feel that this is his intention and capacity.