Lecturer Will Tell ‘A Deaf Indian Woman’s Story’ Oct. 30

October 25, 2012


Shilpa Hanumantha, a lecturer in the American Sign Language program in the University of Virginia College of Arts & Sciences, will give a presentation about her background and her research on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Minor Hall auditorium. Free and open to the public, her talk, “The Ship Did Not Leave L.A.: A Deaf Indian Woman's Story," is the first in the annual American Sign Language/Deaf Culture Lecture Series.

Originally from Bengaluru, India, Hanumantha moved with her family to the United States at age 6. After receiving her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University in 2008, she worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at Gallaudet’s Visual Language and Visual Learning Center. In addition, she has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations within the deaf community, including Deaf Women United and Global Reach Out.

Also this fall, Daniel Koo, associate professor of psychology at Gallaudet, will give a presentation Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. in Minor Hall auditorium on "Signs of Things Past: The Effect of ASL and Modality on Working Memory."

There will be spoken English interpretation provided for hearing non-signers at both events.

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