Gallaudet University is committed to advancing and sharing research at a local, national, and international level. Through a partnership of the Center for the Advancement of Interpretation and Translation Research (CAITR) and the Department of Interpretation and Translation (DoIT), Gallaudet offers a Colloquium Lecture Series that is comprised of evidence-based talks about signed language interpreting and translation given by leading scholars in the field.

This series aims to promote scholarship in Interpreting and Translation Studies through academic discourse about research studies. Past lectures and their video links are given below.

2019-2020 Lectures

Colloquium Lecture Series

David Qunito-Pozos
Simultaneous interpretation and grammatical diversity: The case of pronouns
March 6, 2020
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Gina Oliva, PhD
What the world needs now: Educational interpreters and the social deprivation of deaf children
November 22, 2019
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Lily Wang, PhD
What goes around comes around: How interpreting practice informs research and vice versa
October 4, 2019
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2018-2019 Lectures


Paul Harrelson
Deaf employees' perspectives on effective interpreting in the workplace
April 12, 2019
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Colloquium Lecture Series

Robyn Dean, PhD
"Paying undue allegiance to sociology": Deconstructing descriptive devices for ethical guidance
February 8, 2018
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Miako Villanueva, PhD
Community based participatory research in Interpreting Studies
December 7, 2018
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Joseph Hill, PhD

The phrasal rhythm in ASL varieties: What interpreters need to know
October 12, 2018
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2017-2018 Lectures


Patrick Boudreault, PhD

Development, translation, and dissemination of bilingual and bimodal genetic counseling materials
September 8, 2017
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Ruth Anna Spooner, PhD
Literary translations in signed languages-A task far more than translating stories, plays, and poems
November 10, 2017
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Debra Russell, PhD

Research in interpreting in legal settings: Beyond a reasonable doubt?
February 9, 2018
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Pamela F. Collins
Getting scheduled: An exploration of the process
April 13, 2018
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2016-2017 Lectures

Colloquium Lecture Series

Lindsey Synder, PhD
Speak Hands For Me: Shakespeare, American Sign Language and Rhetorical Gesture 
September 9, 2016
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Flavia Fleischer, PhD
Incorporating community cultural wealth into the interpreting profession
November 11, 2016
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Emily Shaw, PhD
Gesture in multiparty interactions
February 10, 2017
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Folami Ford
Creating a space of our own: A phenomenological study of the lived reality of African American ASL-English interpreters
April 14, 2017
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2015-2016 Lectures

Jules Dickinson

Jules Dickinson, PhD
The Workplace Interpreter's Role: "It's Not All About the Work!"
Oct 9, 2015
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Colloquium Lecture Seriea

Giulia Petitta, PhD, Mark Halley, MA, and Brenda Nicodemus, PhD

This is the Sign For..." Interpreting Metalinguistic References in Discourse
December 7, 2015
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Jack Hoza

Jack Hoza, PhD

Interpreting in the Zone: New Research on How Interpreters Achieve Their Best Work
February 20, 2016
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Laurie Swabey

Laurie Swabey, PhD
First, Do No Harm: The Case for Specialization in Healthcare Interpreting
April 19, 2016
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2014-2015 Lectures

Kim B. Kurz

Kim B. Kurz, PhD

Deaf Children's Comprehension of Direct and Interpreted Education
October 10, 2014
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Kevin Cagle

Keith M. Cagle, PhD
Are Some ASL Lexical Signs a Thousand Years Old?
February 6, 2015
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Melissa Smith

Melissa Smith, PhD

Possibilities and Pitfalls of Educational Interpreting
February 20, 2015
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Danielle I. J. Hunt

Danielle I. J. Hunt

Professional Identity Development of ASL-English Interpreters
April 17, 2015
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2013-2014 Lectures

Jeremy L. Brunson

Jeremy L. Brunson, PhD
Following the Paper Trail: Putting Institutional Ethnography into Practice
August 29, 2013
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Lori A. Whynot

Lori A. Whynot, PhD

Assessing Communicative Effectiveness and the Conventions of International Sign
September 24, 2013
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Christine Monikowski

Christine Monikowski, PhD

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
November 6, 2013
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Sherry Shaw

Sherry Shaw, PhD

Trust and Responsibility in the Deaf Community: The Role of Community Engagement for Interpreters and Students
February 11, 2014
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Erica Alley & Annie Marks

Annie Marks and Erica Alley

Video Relay Service Interpreting: Findings from Two Studies
March 4, 2014
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Christopher Stone

Christopher Stone, PhD

Cognition and L2 British Sign Language Acquisition
April 15, 2014
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Brenda Nicodemus

Brenda Nicodemus, PhD
Spoken and Signed Language Prosody
February 13, 2012
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