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Digital Conference, April 4-16, 2022



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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rezenet Moges-Riedel

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Rezenet Moges-Riedel, Ed.D, is Assistant Professor in ASL Linguistics and Deaf Cultures program at California State University, Long Beach. Her dissertation focuses on intersectional experiences and retention of Deaf Faculty of Color, working at postsecondary institutions. Her current works are heavily shaped by critical race theory, which she reframed "White Oralism" and "Black Deaf Gain."  Her research interests also emcompass in linguistic anthropological issues, such as sign language contact, demissionization, and female masculinity signing styles. Moges(-Riedel) has published in Journal Committed to Social Change on Race and Ethnicity and Sign Language Studies journal. She also had several book-chapters published by Oxford University Press and Gallaudet University Press.

Dr. Carrie Lou Garberoglio

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Carrie Lou Garbero
glio, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Texas at Austin. She co-directs the National Deaf Center on Postsecondary Outcomes and is the principal investigator for the federally funded grant. Her research focuses on the psychological factors involved with transition, and strategies for mitigating systemic disparities in deaf communities. Dr. Garberoglio has led the development of many peer-reviewed publications, data reports, technical reports, and research translations from English to ASL. Dr. Garberoglio’s work seeks to counter commonly held narratives about deaf people that are built on a deficit perspective. She advocates for examining the deficits within systems, then changing the systems — not the people.

Twitter: @carrie1ou


About Deaf Studies Today!



The international Deaf Studies Today! conference is a professional, academic conference that brings together the brightest minds and latest thinking within the interdisciplinary field of Deaf Studies. Running from 2004 to 2014 the biennial Deaf Studies Today! conference quickly became the primary site for the exchange of information and thinking for anyone interested in Deaf Studies. The conference has also become an important cultural space where Deaf people gather to create, renew and maintain relationships. After a four year break, Deaf Studies Today! returned  in 2018 with a series of mini and digital conferences.

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Conference Format

The 2022 Deaf Studies Today! conference will be a digital conference in which conference registrants can view presentations at their own pace. All keynote and accepted presentations will be pre-recorded.



Full Registration $75.00 Yes
Student (current) $15.00 No
UVU affiliated (Students, Faculty, Staff)  Free No
 Parents of deaf children* $15.00 No
(*not for parents in deaf-related professions)

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