Meredith Peruzzi, B.A.
 
Education
  • M.A., History, George Mason University (in progress)
  • B.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University
Short Biography

Meredith Peruzzi joined the Gallaudet University Museum team in June of 2013 as a chief exhibition writer and researcher.  On November 25, 2013, Peruzzi became the Curator of the Gallaudet at 150 and Beyond Exhibition. 

Beginning January of 2014, she became the Interim Manager of the Gallaudet University Museum shortly after Dr. Jane Norman, Director Emerita of the Gallaudet University Museum, retired.

Meredith received a B.A. in Deaf Studies with a minor in History from Gallaudet University.  Her University Honors project was a coffee-table style book entitled Gallaudet at 150: Chapter One, which focused on the first years of campus history, from 1857 to 1880.  

A native of the Washington DC area, her first connection with the museum world was in 1991, as a volunteer for the now-defunct Baltimore City Life Museums. After her graduation from Gallaudet, she spent one year in Tokyo teaching American Sign Language for the Japanese ASL Signers Society.

Professional Memberships

  • American Alliance of Museums
  • Association of Academic Museums and Galleries
  • National Association of the Deaf
  • National Council on Public History
Specializations

Deaf History, Gallaudet History and Deaf Studies.

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