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Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon as of 2023. Dr. Sims' research is focused on languages of the greater Himalayan region, especially those spoken in Sichuan, China. Since 2006, he has studied with and worked with native speakers of Rma (also called Qiang), a minoritized language of the eastern Himalayan region. He has conducted collaborative work on language documentation, archival, and revitalization. His interests are broadly phonology, morphology, and historical linguistics. He is especially interested in how the description and analysis of understudied languages contribute to linguistic typology and also methodological issues in historical-comparative linguistics.