Zubair Torwali is a researcher, author, activist, and educator based in Swat, Pakistan. Zubair has published works in English, Urdu, and in the Torwali language. He has authored and supervised several books in and about Torwali. His book in English, Muffled Voices, provides insight into Pakistan’s social, cultural, and political issues. Zubair has more than two dozen research articles to his credit, along with hundreds of articles in the English dailies and weeklies of Pakistan. His forthcoming books are Torwali English Dictionary for Students; Language, Culture and Ethnicity; Language Endangerment: The State and Communities; Sherbano, a novel in Torwali, and Orthographical Considerations for Minority Language Activists. He co-founded Idara Baraye Taleem wa Taraqi (IBT), an organization focused on education, development, and the empowerment of the marginalized mountain communities of upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan, in Pakistan.