Donor: The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Workshop Liaison: Donna Jo Napoli (Linguistics)
Workshop Leaders: Carol Padden (University of California, San Diego), Gene Mirus (Gallaudet University), and Jami Fisher (University of Penn)
Award Date: 3/27/2012
The most overlooked minority culture globally is Deaf World, characterized by people who typically share auditory status and always share a modality of language -- sign language. Yet study of this culture can enrich our understanding in theater, dance, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, education, history, jurisprudence, political science, medical studies, and on and on. We will come together to discuss ways to introduce and incorporate d/Deaf studies into various parts of the curriculum and develop bibliographies and sample syllabi for dissemination.
Project Period: 3/27/2012-3/31/2013