M.A. in Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies


Dr. Joseph Murray, Program Coordinator

The Concentration in Cultural Studies is designed for students to gain a critical understanding of the position of the Deaf World within the context of human diversity by using a variety of theoretical approaches to the concepts of identity, ideology, resistance, and culture. Students will work a full academic year toward the completion of their Cultural Studies Research project which may take the form of a thesis or a creative, media related project. Research projects will be conducted under the guidance of faculty who instruct Cultural Studies Research Projects I and II. Graduates of the Cultural Studies concentration will be prepared to teach Deaf Studies at the post-secondary level, enter fields of advocacy, and pursue further research and education in anthropology, cultural studies, disability studies, and critical theory.