PhD Graduate Profile

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Leandra Williams

Education/Degrees
Ph.D., Interpretation, Gallaudet University
M.A., Interpretation, Gallaudet University
B.A., Criminal Justice; Sociology (Pre-Law), University of Illinois at Chicago

Dissertation Title
Exploring the Hegemonic Whiteness in Sign Language Interpreter Education Program Curricula: A Discussion with Students, Faculty, and Administrators

Selected Publications and Presentations
Williams, L., Collins, P., Greenfield, J., & Morrison, M. (2015). The voices behind the hidden treasure of Black ASL: Its history and structure. Presentation given at the national conference of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Williams, L. (2014, February). The experiences of the use of sign language interpreters by two African American/Black Deaf women. Panel presentation given at the Eastern Sociology Society Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland.

Lewis, J., Palmer, C., & Williams, L. (1995). Existence of and attitudes toward Black variations of sign language. In L. Byers, J. Chaiken, & M. Mueller (Eds.) Gallaudet University Communication Forum (pp. 17-48). Washington, DC: Gallaudet University School of Communication.

Contact Information
leandra.williams@gallaudet.edu