Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thesis on Deaf Culture wins Award

A masters student at Cal State Fullerton has won an award for his thesis titled Lend Me Your Eyes: Attending to Deaf Culture and the Maneuverability of Identity. The award committee called Ian Barraza's work “excellent, lucid, interesting, well-written and exceptionally well-researched.” For his effort, Barraza will receive the Giles T. Brown Outstanding Thesis Award which is named in honor of Giles T. Brown, associate vice president emeritus for academic programs and graduate studies, professor emeritus of history and recipient of the university’s Outstanding Professor Award. Here's a video from a few years back of Barraza when he was first learning to sign.