Nawang Tsering Gurung

Nawang Tsering Gurung is a consultant, translator, speaker, and social entrepreneur originally from the Himalayan region of Mustang, Nepal, and now based in New York City. Gurung is the founder and coordinator of the oral history project Voices of the Himalayas: Language, Culture and Belonging in Immigrant New York, which has been documenting the languages, cultures, social histories, folklore, and community life of Himalayan New Yorkers, together with the Endangered Language Alliance and scholars Sienna Craig and Mark Turin. He is also founder and director of Yulha Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring sustainable livelihoods and improving access to education and healthcare in the Himalayan communities of Nepal. He serves on the advisory council of the Rubin Museum of Art.

Nawang served as a translator and assistant on the National Geographic documentaries Himalayan Megaquake and Cave People of the Himalayas. He also has extensive experience as a research collaborator with Craig, working in both Mustang and New York. He is the coauthor on several presentations and publications based on this work and coauthor of Dogyab: Rituel Tibetain de Conjuration du Mal (in French), a study of Bön religion in Nepal.

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