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Faculty, alumna present at history conference

November 13, 2020


Gallaudet University had a strong presence at the annual meeting of the Oral History Association on October 24. The meeting was to have been held in Baltimore; however, it moved online due to the pandemic. Dr. Carolyn D. McCaskill, ’77, G-’79, & PhD ’05, Professor of Deaf Studies and founding director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies, presented on interviewing Black Deaf people, focusing on content from The Hidden Treasure: Its History and Structure of Black ASL. Dr. Erin Moriarty Harrelson, in “Interviewing Through Different National Sign Languages,” discussed the complexities of doing fieldwork in post-conflict Cambodia and interviewing homesigners. Brianna DiGiovanni, ’20, a graduate research assistant in the Drs. John S. and Betty J. Schuchman Deaf Documentary Center, discussed the dynamics of interviewing Deaf New Yorkers in her presentation “What’s that Sign: Interviewing Deaf New Yorkers.” Dr. Brian H. Greenwald, ’96, Professor of History and director of the Schuchman Center, served as panel chair and moderator.

13 November 2020


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