Justin Rudelson is an Academic Support Specialist at Akiva Yavneh Academy in Dallas, Texas, an Orthodox Jewish K-12 Day School where he also teaches Chinese language and Human Rights. Rudelson received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. He was an Asian Studies major and Geography minor at Dartmouth College, and was the first anthropologist to conduct fieldwork in Xinjiang, China among the Uyghur Muslim nationality. He taught Chinese language at Dartmouth College, and was the Mandarin Language director at the Hockaday School in Dallas. He has also taught courses in the Masters of Liberal Studies Program, the SMU Global and Online Program and in the Department of Anthropology at SMU. A native of Beverly Hills, Rudelson has worked as an author and editor of ten phrasebooks for Lonely Planet Publications including Languages of the Silk Road (in which 16 languages are covered), and the Mandarin, Hebrew, Turkish, and Moroccan Arabic phrasebooks. Besides the Mandarin language, Rudelson has command of Cantonese, Uyghur, Japanese, Russian and Hebrew languages, as well as a working knowledge of 20 other Central Asian, European, Asian and Middle Eastern languages.