Charles Riley

Charles L. Riley is the Librarian for African Studies at Yale University. He has served as a consulting editor to East Rock Institute since 2003, participating in several of its conferences and editing some issues of its journal, the Korean and Korean American Studies Bulletin. During his time as a student in Dakar, Senegal, he tutored the South Korean ambassador there in English. He later returned to Senegal as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, gaining fluency in languages including Wolof, Mandinka, and Jakhanke. While at Yale, he has contributed to the technical infrastructure available to support African languages including Vai, Bamum, Bassa, and Amharic. Much of this technical work has been accomplished through collaboration with font designers, linguists, typographers, and native speakers.