/ Deaf Studies Conference Transformations: Conference Co-Host Message

A summary of the Deaf Studies Conference: Transformations (DSCT) proceedings is provided by co-host Tawny Holmes Hlibok of the Department of ASL and Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. Impressions of the DSCT conference along with the purpose of the proceedings as a publication with Deaf Studies Digital Journal Issue No. 5 are discussed. The focus of the conference was on theories, applications, and the dissemination of work that has been transformed or drawn out from the traditional framework of Deaf Studies as a transdisciplinary field. Additionally, representations of the diverse elements of the Deaf communities were also addressed, thus furthering the reflection of various research approaches and incorporating new frameworks for upcoming scholarships in Deaf Studies.


This conference proceeding was made possible with the financial support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Digital Humanities Advancement Grants [#HAA-258756-8, 2018]; and Gallaudet University: the Office of the Chief Bilingual Officer, Yeker Anderson Club, and Department of American Sign Language and Deaf Studies.


Patrick Boudreault, Editor
Tawny Hlibok Holmes, Conference Co-Chair, & Assistant Editor
Matthew Malzkuhn, Conference Co-Chair, & Assistant Editor & Video Editor
Ivy Davis, Production Editor
Brianna Keogh, Production Editor
Andrew Biskupiak, Production Assistant
Dirksen Bauman, Advisor
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