David Harrison

National Geographic Staff

Anthropologist and linguist David Harrison has been a National Geographic Fellow and co-director of the Society’s Enduring Voices Project, documenting endangered languages and cultures around the world. He has done extensive fieldwork with indigenous communities from Siberia and Mongolia to Peru, India, and Australia. His global research is the subject of the acclaimed documentary film The Linguists, and his work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, USA Today, and Science. David is a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, and a fellow of the Explorers' Club. David has been visiting Vietnam for many years, where he has a family connection, and has also studied the Cham minority culture there.

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