Brenda Jo Brueggemann, Ph.D.
Dr. Brenda Jo Brueggemann is Professor of English at The Ohio State University where she coordinates the Disability Studies program, serves as a Faculty Leader for the American Sign Language program, and also administrates as the Vice-Chair of the English Department, overseeing the Rhetoric, Composition and Literacy (RCL) Program. She has authored or edited 8 books and has published over 40 articles or essays in Deaf Studies or Disability Studies. Her most recent book is Deaf Subjects: Between Identities and Spaces (New York UP, 2008). She is currently the co-editor of Disability Studies Quarterly.
The Tango: What Deaf Studies and Disability Studies Do
Mar 11, 2010, 7:00pm
TBA at NTID/RIT
Dr. Brueggemann's 2009-2010 lecture was on a theoretical and practical framework for outlining the similar and different work that Disability Studies and Deaf Studies do. She focused on three areas of their doing: the "locations"(disciplinary alliances) of their "study"; the "focus points" of their (current) study/ies; and the "key constructs" that comprise each area of study. Although she suggested that Disability Studies and Deaf Studies remain different bodies, she also indicated how, especially in the last decade, they have often been dancing together in exciting, provocative, colorful steps.