Disabilities studies scholar to speak March 18

Dr. Brenda Brueggemann, an internationally recognized disabilities studies scholar and English professor from Ohio State University, will offer two talks Wednesday, March 18, at SUNY Oswego.

Brueggemann will discuss “Documenting Deaf Lives: Exploring Identity, Literacy and Relationships” during College Hour at 12:40 p.m. in the auditorium, Room 118, of the Campus Center. The lecture is based on her forthcoming book, “Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Places.”

At 6 p.m. in the auditorium, she will speak about “Gender and Disability: At Work and in Education.” That talk will be part of the college’s Ernst & Young Lecture Series.

Both talks are free and open to the public.

Brueggemann’s scholarship explores effects and intersections of gender and disability across many roles and contexts. She coordinates Ohio State’s disabilities studies program and its American Sign Language program. Brueggemann also serves as associated faculty for the departments of women’s studies and comparative studies.

For more information, call the SUNY Oswego psychology department at 312-4013.

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CONTACT: Dr. Roberta Schnorr, schnorr@oswego.edu

(Posted: Feb 25, 2009)