Deaf mobility and immobility: Who travels and where?

Annelies Kusters, Amandine le Maire, Erin Moriarty (11 May 2021) Note: this video was produced for the course “International Connections and International Sign Among Deaf people”, developed by OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and Gallaudet University. The term “mobility” signals a movement in a physical space which can be on a small scale as simply walking from one […]


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Calibrating deaf cosmopolitanism

Erin Moriarty and Annelies Kusters, 28 February 2021 Note 1: this video was produced for the course “International Connections and International Sign Among Deaf people”, developed by OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and Gallaudet University”.Note 2: this blog is based on a longer article: “Deaf cosmopolitanism: Calibrating as a moral process – International Journal of […]


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Deaf refugees’ languaging (webinar video + PPT)

Webinar video of research presentation on 10th November 2020 by Amandine le Maire (Heriot-Watt University) and Nina Sivunen (University of Jyväskylä) and panel discussion with Ibrahim Al-Kadri and Chris Kubwimana. The webinar was organised in International Sign, interpreted into British Sign language (for panel discussion only) and spoken English, and is subtitled in written English […]


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Deaf migration London (webinar video + PPT)

This is the video from a webinar organised on 18 August 2020, with a presentation by MobileDeaf researchers Steven Emery and Sanchayeeta Iyer, followed by a panel discussion with deaf people who had moved to London from Czech Republic, India, Somalia and Sierra Leone. The webinar was organised in British Sign Language, interpreted into International […]


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“Mingling”: Learning International Sign via immersion versus learning it in class 

Annelies Kusters, 24 February 2020 People often say that International Sign (IS) is something that you only can learn by “mingling” with people from other countries. In other words, you learn it by doing it. Since IS does not have a fixed lexicon, signers learn IS by meeting other signers in international contexts. This includes […]


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