Areas of Study

patrick boudreault

Colloquium Lecture Series

September 8, 2017

Dr. Patrick Boudreault summarized the work of a 10-year project on the Deaf Genetic Project, a cross-collaborative effort to develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational materials for members of the deaf community who use American Sign Language (ASL). (View video)

Folami Ford

Colloquium Lecture Series

April 14, 2017

Folami Ford presented “Creating a space of our own: A phenomenological study of the lived reality of African American ASL-English interpreters.” (View video)

Emily Shaw

Colloquium Lecture Series

February 10, 2017

Dr. Emily Shaw presented her research titled “Gesture in multiparty interactions” (View video)

janis cole and flavia fleischer

Colloquium Lecture Series

November 11, 2016

Dr. Flavia Fleischer presented “Incorporating community cultural wealth into the interpreting profession.” (Janis Cole, doctoral candidate, on left.) (View video)

lindsey snyder

Colloquium Lecture Series

September 9, 2016

Dr. Lindsey Snyder lectured on “Speak hands for me: Shakespeare, American Sign Language, and rhetorical gesture.” (View video)

Announcement poster for 2017 symposium

The Interpretation and Translation program hosted the second Symposium on Signed Language Interpretation and Translation Research on March 31 to April 2, 2017.

Laurie Swabey

Colloquium Lecture Series

April 15, 2016

Dr. Laurie Swabey from St. Catherine University presented a lecture titled “First, do no harm: The case for specialization in healthcare interpreting.” (View video)


Colloquium Lecture Series

March 4, 2016

Dr. Jack Hoza from the University of New Hampshire presented his research on working in “the zone” in interpretation. (View video)

Giulia Petitta, Mark Halley, and Brenda Nicodemus

Colloquium Lecture Series

December 4, 2015

Dr. Giulia Petitta, Mark Halley, and Dr. Brenda Nicodemus presented their research on metalinguistic references in interpretation for the 2015-2016 DOI Colloquium Lecture Series. (View video)

Group photo, with Jules Dickinson in center

Colloquium Lecture Series

October 9, 2015

Dr. Jules Dickinson (center in red) from the U.K. presented her research on interpreters’ role in the workplace in the 2015-16 Colloquium Lecture Series. (View video)

Students and professors attending the Summer Research Institute

Summer Interpreting and Translation Research Institute

August 2-7, 2015

The Center for the Advancement of Interpreting and Translation Research (CAITR) in Gallaudet’s Department of Interpretation and Translation recently collaborated with the Graduate Studies in Interpreting and Translation Program (GSIT) at the University of Maryland to host the inaugural Summer Interpreting and Translation Research Institute. Participants are shown in the photo.

Claudio Bendazzoli

Claudio Bendazzoli, assistant professor of English language and translation at the Department of Economic and Social Studies at the University of Torino, Italy, was hosted by the Department of Interpretation and Translation to present a lecture on the creation, development, and maintenance of corpus data for Interpreting and Translation Studies. (April 16, 2015)

European Society for Translation Studies logo

Brenda Nicodemus and David Sawyer were awarded the 2015 Event Grant from the European Society for Translation Studies (EST). This is the first time that the EST grant was awarded to an institution outside of Europe. The grant will support the inaugural Summer Interpreting and Translation Research Institute, jointly organized by Gallaudet University and the University of Maryland. The institute will be held at Gallaudet University on August 2-7, 2015.

Cover of Symposium Selected Papers

A volume titled Symposium Selected Papers (Volume 1) is forthcoming from Gallaudet University Press. Brenda Nicodemus and Keith Cagle served as editors for the volume. The book includes contributions by DOIT faculty Jeremy L. Brunson and DOIT doctoral students and alumni Erica Alley, Lisa Barrick, Rebecca Jennings, Annie Marks, Annette Miner, and Roberto Santiago. (March 2015)

Cover of Investigations in Healthcare Interpreting
Cover of Deaf Interpreters at Work

The Studies in Interpretation series, overseen by editors Melanie Metzger and Earl Fleetwood, has published a series of volumes on interpreting research. Two recent collections include Deaf Interpreters at Work (edited by Robert Adam, Christopher Stone, Steven Collins and Melanie Metzger) and Investigations in Healthcare Interpreting (edited by Brenda Nicodemus and Melanie Metzger). (February 2015)

Cover of Service Learning in Interpreter Education

Cover of Evolving Paradigms in Interpreter Education

The Interpreter Education Series, overseen by Cynthia Roy, recently produced three new volumes: In Our Hands (Laurie Swabey and Karen Malcolm, editors), Service Learning in Interpreter Education (Sherry Shaw, author), and Evolving Paradigms in Interpreter Education (Elizabeth Winston and Christine Monikowski, editors).

Poster for Conference of Interpreter Trainers

Danielle Hunt served as co-editor for the Proceedings of the Conference of Interpreter Trainers Conference, which took place in Portland, Oregon in October 2014. Hilary Mayhew presented a poster at the conference, Mentoring Tools & Tips, highlighting the wide variety of best practice resources contained in the Mentoring Toolkit.

Cover of Toward Effective Practice: Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Settings

Beverly Hollrah was an author in Toward Effective Practice: Interpreting in Spanish-influenced Settings (Hacia las Prácticas Efectivas: Interpretación en Situaciones Influenciadas por el Español). This publication (available in English and Spanish) adds to the current body of research, literature, and resources by highlighting the myriad elements that comprise the trilingual “big picture.”

Cynthia Roy

Cynthia Roy was a keynote speaker at the 10th China National Conference and International Forum on Interpreting University at Xiamen University. (October 17-18,2014)

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