Current Studies in American Sign Language: Dr. Carol Padden Lecture

Dr. Carol Padden
Dr. Carol Padden of UC San Diego, photo courtesy of the San Diego Tribune

Please join us Friday, February 17th, 2017 from 7:00-8:45pm in Kane Hall 120 for a free lecture by Dr. Carol Padden in the Current Studies in American Sign Language lecture series. The lecture will be in ASL and voice interpreted.

Dr. Carol Padden
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, San Diego B.S., Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Dr. Carol Padden is the Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Professor at the Department of Communication at University of California San Diego. She received the MacArthur Genius Award for her work as a scholar of sign languages. She has published numerous articles and books and is a widely sought after lecturer on diverse topics, including comparative sign language structures, language evolution, culture, communication, deaf community history and studies on deaf children and reading. Dr. Carol Padden holds the Sanford I. Berman Chair in Language and Human Communication in the Division of Social Sciences. She was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Linguistic Society of America. She also received the University of California San Diego Faculty Research Lecture award, the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the University of California San Diego Chancellors Associates Outstanding Faculty award and the Laurent Clerc Cultural Award for recognized excellence contributions of her work in the field of Deaf people. Dr. Carol Padden and her husband Dr. Tom Humphries, who is also a member of the University of California San Diego faculty, have published two textbooks on American Sign Language and two books on the history of the deaf community in the United States.

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