Beñat Garaio Mendizabal

Beñat Garaio Mendizabal gave up hopes of a career in education to get involved in many pro-Basque revitalisation initiatives in his hometown, Gasteiz, and has just finished an MA in Language Support and Revitalisation at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He is particularly interested in Basque and any other endangered languages, as well as language rights, language conflicts, sociolinguistics, and dialectology. He loves sports, reading, chess, travelling, and bertsolaritza (Basque improvised sung-poetry).