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Brian H. Greenwald, PhDDirector of Schuchman Center& Professor of
HistorySLCC 1301 and HMB S235EEmail
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Brianna DiGiovanni is graduate student assistant at Gallaudet University and just
received a degree in History in 2020. She is a graduate research assistant
at the Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center. She is currently working on
the Deaf NYC: Signs of Change project that explores deaf life in New York City during the
late 19th and 20th centuries.
Ms. DiGiovanni has also been involved with different exhibits at the Gallaudet University Archives
and Deaf Collections. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she intends to apply to graduate
school to further her knowledge of history and teaching, and progress toward a career as a history
History major Brianna DiGiovanni is researching the lives of Deaf New
Yorkers at the Drs. John S. & Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center. In addition
to creating a timeline and mapping Deaf spaces, Brianna interviewed two leaders at the
Staten Island Club of the Deaf (SICD).
Here, she chats with interviewees Joseph Pucciarelli and his daughter
Alexandria Pucciarelli-Miller following the filmed interviews. Both father and daughter
have served the SICD as President, a position Alexandria currently holds, and they have
in-depth knowledge of NYC Deaf history.
We thank them for their time and willingness to share perspectives on
the impact of Deaf clubs in NYC.
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