Department of Anthropology

Graduated with PhD 2013

My research interests include Deaf studies, Disability studies, border theory, and identity. My current interest is in Deaf communities and identities in Africa and their resistance, adoption and modification of external educational and cultural frameworks as imported mainly from the United States. My MA research focused on the construction of hearing identities through negotiation of the Deaf/hearing border. I have a chapter in press called “Family Matters: Deaf Education for Girls in America, 1817-1930,” in Women and Deafness: Multidisciplinary Approaches to be published in Fall 2006. This essay focuses in the overt and covert strategies employed by both mainstream and Deaf culture in education and training of Deaf girls and their responses.