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Postponed: 4th annual Scholarly Intersections Symposium: Deaf Women of Ireland & Deaf American Women panel discussion

March 20 - July 31

You are cordially invited to our 4th annual Scholarly Intersections Symposium co-hosted with Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 

This workshop will explore the different experiences of Deaf women of Ireland and Deaf American women. The Irish presenters’ monograph explores whether Irish Deaf women can take up their position as full Irish citizens by participating fully in society and in all aspects of community life. They set out to examine if Irish Deaf women feel that they are a full part of the economic, cultural and social fabric of society. They explored this by surveying 301 Irish Deaf women from across the island of Ireland aged 18 to 90 years . Their monograph will be contrasted with a panel discussion of 4 generations of Deaf American women presenting their parallel and differing experiences being Deaf woman

Anne Coogan holds an M.Phil in Women’s Studies (2013) from Trinity College Dublin and a Diploma in Adult Learning (1998) from NUI Maynooth. Anne was one of the first Deaf newsreaders on RTE TV. She worked for over 35 years as an account manager with John Paul Construction. She currently sits on the board of CIDP and is the Chair of SLIS. 

Josephine O’Leary was a Fulbright Scholar to Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. (2000). She holds a Diploma in Adult Learning (1998) from NUI Maynooth and a Certificate in Social Sciences, Deaf Issues from the Open University (1993). Josephine was the first Presenter/Researcher with ‘Sign of the Times’, the RTE programme for the Deaf Community, from 1988 to1998. She also signed the News for the Deaf on RTE TV. Josephine worked in the civil service and took career breaks to work with ‘Sign of the Times’ and with DeafHear, and as a Development Officer for the Deaf Community. She currently sits on the board of the Deaf Heritage Centre and is chair of St. Mary’s Deaf Heritage. 

American Deaf Women panel TBA!


March 20
July 31
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