Areas of expertise
My background is in languages and linguistic nationhood. More specifically in the history, cultural and identity politics and well-being priorities of linguistic minority groups.
My research explores what constitutes a 'DEAF space' (ie. reality as it is produced by Deaf people). My PhD describes a DEAF space that emerged in 19th century France and charts what happened as it encountered the taken-for-granted assumptions of the hearing world.
My areas of expertise are, in particular: located productions of knowledge, native and foreign questions of validity, power and representations of knowledge integrity and the issues surrounding translation.
I also have expertise in areas of post-colonial theory, development theory, oppression, post-conflict cultures, nationhood and nationalism, linguistics, translation, interpreting, cultural theory and social theory, geographies of disability, historical geography, historiography, Deaf politics, 19th century French history, secularisation, hermeneutics and liberation theology.
Languages (other than English)
British Sign Language
Radio and TV presentations in UK and Australia Contributions to academic and political blogs Responses to press articles