Nora England’s research is on the grammar of Mayan languages and contemporary Mayan language politics. She founded and advised a Guatemalan Maya NGO that was dedicated to research on Mayan languages for nineteen years. She joined the linguistics faculty of the University of Texas in 2001, where she is also the founding director of the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America. Her publications include six books and numerous articles on Mayan linguistics and language politics; she has also supervised the preparation of over twenty-five books in linguistics by speakers of Mayan languages. She was a MacArthur Fellow from 1993-1998.