College of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Technologies
Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 1200
H-Dirksen L. Bauman, Ph.D. (Chair); Ben Bahan, Ph.D.; MJ Bienvenu, Ph.D.; Raychelle Harris, Ph.D.; Alene Kelly, Ph.D.; Joseph Murray, Ph.D.
The Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies offers an M.A. degree that provides an interdisciplinary approach to the field of Deaf Studies. Students engage Deaf Studies through a critical exchange with related fields, including cultural studies, anthropology, history, literature, critical theory, linguistics, philosophy, critical pedagogy, and visual media production. Students complete the core curriculum in their first year of coursework, then select a specific area of concentration for their second year. These include Concentration in Cultural Studies and Concentration in Language and Human Rights.