I’m Amandine le Maire from Belgium. I have BA in Sociology and Anthropology from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a MA in Anthropology from the Université Catholique de Louvain, both in Belgium. My research interests are deaf space and relocation and displacement of deaf people. During my studies, I did two small research projects related to these topics. First, I stayed to Denmark for 6 months under the Erasmus program and focused on deaf families from Copenhagen who moved to Malmo, a city in Sweden, related to schooling for their deaf children. Later, I investigated relocation of families in Belgium from various Belgian places to Namur. Over the years, the city of Namur has hosted an increasing number of deaf inhabitants which was initially related to the presence of a bilingual deaf school but later, reasons for moving appeared to be more complex and various. My interest in relocation led to my doing a PhD project on deaf refugees within the MobileDeaf project.
Amandine le Maire
Dept. of Language & Intercultural Studies
School of Social Sciences
Henry Prais Building 1.09
Edinburgh EH14 4AS