Deaf geographies, and other worlds.

Deaf-led research into a natural situation that parallels the ‘gesture-rich’ example created by Samsung’s ‘sign language city’.

With permission, this is reproduced from a Facebook post by Annelies Kusters who is a Deaf academic colleague. It presents an alternative to the generally polarised views that have come … Continue reading

March 13, 2015

The sale of St Saviour’s and a question about our role

The last few days have been quite interesting. For a few weeks, I’d been talking to Emma Tracey from the BBC about an article on St Saviour’s. I was really … Continue reading

April 30, 2014

Sometimes you’re the Louisville slugger…

Apologies to those who have no cultural reference for the title… I seem to make a habit of using song lyrics to sum up how I feel. This time, it’s … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Introducing the blog for the new Deaf space project – and a first BSL post.

As you’ll know if you read this blog, I’ve recently been appointed Research Assistant (which is a slightly demeaning way of saying that I’m the main researcher!) on a three … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · 5 Comments

Deaf/academic ownership – making it work: Creation

My post with ideas for making academic work available to the Deaf community responded to a very real need – and provoked at least three offline discussions. The first two were … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doing more to make academic work accessible to the Deaf community?

In the last week, Deaf academics Dai o’Brien and Steve Emery have had an article published. Their paper picks apart the politics of power that regulate the roles of Deaf … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Three year PhD studentship – Scripture, dissent and Deaf space: St Saviour’s, Oxford Street

Leverhulme funded project – Scripture, dissent and Deaf space: St Saviour’s, Oxford Street Department of Religion and Theology, University of Bristol To commence start of March 2014 The University of … Continue reading

December 20, 2013

Scripture, Dissent, and Deaf space

The recent gap in communication will have told you that I’ve been hard at work. And the work has finally paid off… Back in September, a colleague and I submitted … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 13 Comments

Deafhood pedagogies, and a Deaf space revolution

Paddy Ladd is in the States at the moment and spoke on Monday at CSD Fremont. Yesterday, via a friend on Facebook (thanks Don) shared the PowerPoint slides of his … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

SL Legislation is not (yet) empowerment

There’s a post today in the Limping Chicken about New Zealand Sign Language. I remember being in NZ in 2006, before the NZSL Act was passed. I actually gave a lecture on … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 2 Comments